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End of Life Announcement for Chorus Software Manager

  • 1.  End of Life Announcement for Chorus Software Manager

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 28, 2023 08:32 AM
    Edited by Lenn Thompson Mar 28, 2023 08:41 AM

    April 2023

    To:         Chorus™ Software Manager Customers

    From:    Broadcom's Chorus Software Manager Product Team

    Subject: End of Life Announcement for Chorus Software Manager – Second Notification


    On behalf of Broadcom, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services that best meet your needs. As part of our ongoing commitment to your success and to help you achieve your strategic business initiatives, we are investing our resources in IBM z/OSMF for software management and will be discontinuing technical support on Chorus Software Manager. In accordance with the terms and conditions, guidelines, and parameters of Broadcom's support program, documented in the Broadcom Software Maintenance Policy Handbook, your first written notification of End of Life for Chorus Software Manager was sent March 2022. This is your second notification letting you know that Chorus Software Manager will no longer be enhanced and maintenance and technical support, including self-service support, will be discontinued effective June 30, 2023. Thereafter, the functionality of Chorus Software Manager will be limited. 


    We are excited about the future of z/OSMF for software management and all the benefits the cross-vendor solution will bring to our customers including:


    Software installation using z/OSMF portable software instances

    Portable software instances represent the next step in collaboration between major mainframe software vendors. Software Management in z/OSMF can be used to deploy portable software instances and serves as a common installer delivering a consistent user experience across vendors. More information is available on the IBM ServerPac Installation using z/OSMF content solution homepage. 


    Software configuration using z/OSMF workflows

    After you install your product on a mainframe system, you can use z/OSMF workflows to configure the product software instance. z/OSMF workflows help automate the deployment and configuration of a product instance. z/OSMF workflows are designed to reduce the time that is required to perform these tasks. Learn how to configure a Common Components and Services instance using a z/OSMF workflow.


    Software maintenance installation using Software Update in z/OSMF

    The new Software Update function in z/OSMF helps System Programmers quickly install corrective, recommended, and functional updates to your system. z/OSMF Software Update offers a simple flow to guide even less experienced mainframe System Programmers through a maintenance operation in a matter of minutes. More information is available on the IBM Software Update with z/OSMF homepage. 


    Interested in learning more about Broadcom's implementation of the new software management standard using z/OSMF and the tools and resources that can help you transition from Chorus Software Manager? As part of the z/OSMF Expert Change Planning program, Broadcom Support can help familiarize and assist you with z/OSMF for software management.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to our FAQ document that covers the most common issues and provides helpful solutions.


    Should you need any assistance with developing a migration strategy, understanding these new features, or implementing z/OSMF for software management, our implementation Services partners can help. Please contact your local account representative for more information regarding how they can help.

    Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.

    Jan Cihlar
    Product Manager
    CSM & z/OSMF Software Management