Upgrade planning

Software

Software planning

The following products and functions are not supported on IBM i 7.3.  Plans should be made to replace or discontinue use of these products and functions prior to upgrading to IBM i 7.3

SoftwareSuggested replacement
IBM Navigator for iDue to changes in how browsers handle self-signed certificates, IBM Navigator for i will no longer be shipped with SSL enabled by default.  Users can configure SSL using the instructions found at this link: http://ibm.co/2f1vzYU.  In addition, any saved URL's for IBM Navigator for i will not work by default because we are now using HTTP and port 2004 instead of HTTPS and port 2005.
5722-IA1 IBM Software Integration Assistant for iSeriesNone.
5733-ID1 IBM Infoprint Designer for iSeriesAmong the replacement products for Infoprint Designer for iSeries are DocPath® Boulder Suite (from DocPath®) and Overview AFP Designer for iSeries (from ISIS Papyrus). This is not a comprehensive list of replacement products. Other companies may also offer function which replaces InfoPrint Designer for iSeries.
5733-L85 IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 for iUpgrade to 5733-LD9 IBM Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 6, when available.  Refer to the Collaboration and Social(Lotus) Software for IBM i Compatibility Guide for other Collaboration and Social software supported on IBM i 7.3.
5733-OPS – Option 1Option 1, Node.js enablement, has been deprecated and will no longer receive support or fixes.  It is recommended that newer versions of Node.js be used. 5733OPS Option 5 has delivered Node.js v4, and Option 10 has delivered Node.js v6. For more information about the Node.JS offerings, see the product page on developerWorks: https://ibm.co/1Jr4VDl
5733-W80 IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0Migrate to IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.9.  Because migration does not require WebSphere Application Server V8.0 to be operational, migration can occur before or after upgrading to IBM i 7.3.
5733-WQX IBM DB2 Web Query for i V2.1Upgrade to IBM Web Query 2.2.0 or later.
5761-DP4 IBM DB2 DataPropagator for iSeries, V8.1Replaced by IBM InfoSphere Data Replication (5725-E30), which is available for ordering through Passport Advantage (PPA).
5770-AF1 IBM Advanced Function Printing UtilitiesReplacement products, which offer support for a wider range of image formats and modern font technologies, are available from several of the companies who are members of the AFP Consortium. Among the replacement products are DocPath® Boulder Suite™ (from DocPath®) and Overview AFP Designer for iSeries (from ISIS Papyrus). This is not a comprehensive list of replacement products, as other companies may also offer function which replaces Advanced Function Printing Utilities.
IOP switching (switched disk); function within the 5770-HAS IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i productCustomers who use internal storage can use geographic mirroring.  Customers who use external storage can use LUN switching or other technologies such as Metro Mirror and Global Mirror.
5770-JV1 IBM Developer Kit for Java, Option 11

Java SE 6 32 bit

Upgrade to newer Java level using Option 16 of IBM Developer Kit for Java
5770-JV1 IBM Developer Kit for Java, Option 12 Java SE 6 64 bitUpgrade to newer Java level using Option 17 of IBM Developer Kit for Java
5770-RD1 IBM Content Manager OnDemand for iContent Manager OnDemand AFP Transforms, is not supported on 7.3.  If it exists on your system, it will not be deleted, but it is no longer available.  If you do not have product option 13 and are interested in purchasing an Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) transform, contact your preferred transform vendor directly.
5770-SS1 (Option 29) Integrated Server SupportThe IBM i Integrated Server solution will only be supported with the hardware and operating system versions that are currently listed in the iSCSI Solution Guide.