HVR Release Life Cycle

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Support Duration for HVR Releases

  • Major HVR versions released since 2019 (starting from HVR 5.6) are supported for 3 years from their General Availability (GA) release date.
  • A minor release (e.g. HVR 5.3.0) or an HVR patch (e.g. HVR 5.3.0/1 or HVR 5.3.0/1.1) does not prolong the support duration. For example, if HVR 5.3 will expire at date X then that date will not be extended if HVR 5.3.2 is released a year later.
  • HVR offers "extended" support beyond these end of support dates. The duration of extended support is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The following table shows the release and support dates for the most recent major HVR releases:

HVR Release

GA Release Date

End of Support

Support Status

HVR 5.62019-07-082022-07-08Regular

HVR 5.5

2018-10-23

2023-10-23

Regular

HVR 5.3

2018-01-02

2023-01-02

Regular

HVR 5.2

2017-07-19

2022-07-19

Regular

HVR 5.1

2016-10-18

2021-10-18

Regular

HVR 5.0

2016-04-20

2021-04-20

Regular

HVR 4.7

2015-03-24

2020-03-24

Regular

HVR 4.6

2014-04-30

2019-04-30

Support Ended

HVR 4.5

2013-11-11

2018-11-11

Support Ended

HVR 4.4

2012-07-17

2017-07-17

Support Ended

HVR 4.3

2010-05-21

2015-05-21

Support Ended

Compatibility Between HVR Versions

  • HVR versions are 'network compatible' with the two previous HVR major versions, but not with HVR versions that have a different initial number. For example HVR 5.6 is network compatible with 5.5 and 5.3, but not with HVR 5.2 nor with (future) HVR 6.0.
  • When using a mix of HVR versions, note that each bug fix or feature is only effective if the correct machine is upgraded. For example, if a new HVR release fixes an integrate bug, then that release must be installed on the machine(s) which do integrate. So if only the GUI and/or hub machine is upgraded, then there will be no benefit. To decide whether each machine needs to be upgraded, see the descriptions in the release notes (available in HVR_HOME/hvr.rel). Each description ends with a line saying which machine must be upgraded for that specific bug fix or feature to be effective.

Supported Operating System (OS) Releases

  • The HVR release notes (available in HVR_HOME/hvr.rel) lists the supported OS versions (such as "Solaris for SPARC, version 9 and higher") for each HVR release.
  • HVR only specifies the initial OS version; certification for subsequent OS versions (e.g. Solaris version 10) by HVR is automatic due to OS supplier's own forward compatibility guarantees.
  • Once an OS version is supported by HVR, support for that platform will continue until the OS supplier ends its "mainstream support". After that date HVR support goes from "regular" to "Sunset" support, which means that HVR support continues (including new HVR versions for it), but eventually it will be withdrawn without notice.
  • A customer may request that HVR makes support for an OS version "extended" instead of "Sunset", which means that support will not be withdrawn as long as the customer continues to share information about the production status of that OS version for the customer.
  • A consequence of the end of HVR support is that HVR is no longer able to supply patches for that OS version.

To see which OS releases are supported by HVR, see Platform Compatibility Matrix.

The following table shows the OS suppliers support status of specific OS versions as known by HVR.

OS Version

Release Date from Supplier

End of Mainstream Support from Supplier

HVR Support Status

AIX 7.2

2015-12-01

2018-12-31

Sunset by IBM

AIX 7.1

2010-09-10

2019-12-31

Regular

AIX 6.1

2008-09-12

2017-04-30

Sunset by IBM

AIX 5.3

2004-08-13

2012-04-30

Sunset by IBM

AIX 5.2

2002-10-18

2009-04-30

Sunset by IBM

HPUX Itanium 11.31

2007-01-02

2014-01-12

Sunset by HP

HPUX Itanium 11.23

2003-01-10

2010-01-12

Sunset by HP

Red Hat 7

2014-06-10

2024-06-10

Regular

Red Hat 6

2010-10-11

2020-11-30

Regular

Red Hat 5

2007-03-15

2017-03-31

Sunset by RedHat

Red Hat 4

2005-02-14

2012-02-29

Sunset by RedHat

SUSE ES 12

2014-10-27

2024-10-31

Regular

SUSE ES 11

2009-03-24

2019-03-31

Sunset by SUSE

SUSE ES 10

2006-06-17

2013-07-31

Sunset by SUSE

SUSE ES 9

2004-03-08

2011-08-31

Sunset by SUSE

Solaris 11

2011-01-11

2021-01-11

Regular

Solaris 10

2005-01-01

2018-01-01

Sunset by Oracle

Solaris 9

2002-01-03

2011-01-10

Sunset by Oracle

Solaris 8

2000-01-02

2009-01-03

Sunset by Oracle

Windows Server 2012

2012-10-30

2018-09-10

Sunset by Microsoft

Windows Server 2008

2008-12-29

2015-01-13

Sunset by Microsoft

Windows Server 2003

2003-05-28

2010-07-13

Sunset by Microsoft

Windows XP

2001-12-31

2009-04-14

Sunset by Microsoft

Windows Server 2000

2000-03-31

2005-06-30

Sunset by Microsoft

Supported DBMS Releases

  • The HVR release notes (in $HVR_HOME/hvr.rel) lists the supported DBMS versions (such as "Oracle: version 10.1, 10.2, 11.1 and 11.2") for each HVR release. The list of supported DBMS versions is different for HVR on each OS platform.
  • Subsequent major versions of the DBMS (such as "Oracle 12") are not automatically supported, but may be recertified by HVR after QA testing. But patches to a supported DBMS version are automatically supported by HVR (no recertification is done at patch level).
  • Once a DBMS version is supported by HVR on a given OS platform, support for that DBMS version will continue at least until the DBMS supplier ends its "mainstream support". After that date HVR support goes from "regular" to "Sunset" support, which means that HVR support continues (including new HVR versions for it), but eventually it will be withdrawn without notice.
  • A customer may request that HVR makes support for a DBMS version "extended" instead of "Sunset", which means that support will not be withdrawn as long as the customer continues to share information about the production status of that DBMS version for the customer.
  • A consequence of the end of HVR support is that HVR is no longer able to supply patches for that DBMS.

To see which DBMS releases are supported by HVR, see Platform Compatibility Matrix.

The following table shows the DBMS suppliers support status of specific DBMS versions as known by HVR.

DBMS Version

Release Date from Supplier

End of Mainstream Support from Supplier

HVR Support Status

Oracle 12.2

2017-03-01

2022-03-31

Regular

Oracle 12.1

2013-01-06

2018-01-07

Sunset by Oracle

Oracle 11.2

2009-01-09

2015-01-01

Sunset by Oracle

Oracle 11.1

2007-01-08

2012-01-08

Sunset by Oracle

Oracle 10.2

2005-01-07

2010-01-07

Sunset by Oracle

Oracle 10.1

2004-01-01

2009-01-01

Sunset by Oracle

Oracle 9.2

2002-01-07

2007-01-07

Sunset by Oracle

Oracle 8.1

2000-01-09

2004-01-12

Sunset by Oracle

Ingres 10.2

2014-09-04

2019-09-01

Regular

Ingres 10.1

2012-05-01

2017-05-31

Sunset by Actian

Ingres 10.0

2010-09-01

2016-12-31

Sunset by Actian

Ingres 9.2

2008-11-01

2015-12-31

Sunset by Actian

Ingres 9.1

2007-03-01

2011-12-31

Sunset by Actian

Ingres 9.0

2007-03-01

2011-12-31

Sunset by Actian

Ingres 3.0

2004-11-01

2007-12-31

Sunset by Actian

Ingres 2.6

2002-05-01

2012-09-31

Sunset by Actian

SQL Server-2016

2016-06-01

2021-07-13

Regular

SQL Server 2014

2014-06-05

2019-06-05

Regular

SQL Server 2012

2012-05-20

2017-11-07

Sunset by Microsoft

SQL Server 2008

2008-11-06

2014-08-07

Sunset by Microsoft

SQL Server 2005

2006-01-14

2011-12-04

Sunset by Microsoft

DB2 for i 7.2

2014-05-02

Regular

DB2 for i 7.1

2010-04-23

Regular

DB2 for LUW 11.1

Not Announced

Regular

DB2 for LUW 10.5

2013-07-26

Not Announced

Regular

DB2 for LUW 10.1

2012-06-11

2017-09-30

Sunset by IBM

DB2 for LUW 9.8

2010-01-15

2015-01-05

Sunset by IBM

DB2 for LUW 9.7

2010-11-19

2015-01-05

Sunset by IBM

DB2 for LUW 9.5

2007-12-14

2014-01-05

Sunset by IBM

DB2 for LUW 9.1

2006-06-22

2012-01-05

Sunset by IBM


Analytic DBMS Version

Release Date from Supplier

End of Mainstream Support from Supplier

HVR Support Status

Actian Vector (Vectorwise) 5.x

2016-06-01

2020-06-30

Regular

Actian Vector (Vectorwise) 4.x

2015-03-01

2018-12-31

Sunset by Actian

Actian Vector (Vectorwise) 3.5

2014-03-31

2017-03-31

Sunset by Actian

Actian Vector (Vectorwise) 3.0

2013-04-15

2016-04-15

Sunset by Actian

Actian Vector (Vectorwise) 2.5

2012-06-01

2015-06-01

Sunset by Actian

Actian Vector (Vectorwise) 2.0

2011-11-01

2014-11-01

Sunset by Actian

Greenplum 5.x

2017-09-14

2020-09-30

Regular

Greenplum 4.3.x

2013-12-05

2020-02-29

Regular

Greenplum 4.2

2011-11-28

2015-09-30

Sunset by Pivotal

Greenplum 4.0

2010-08-27

2013-11-30

Sunset by Pivotal

Teradata 15 & 15.10

Regular

Teradata 14 & 14.10

Regular

Teradata 13 & 13.10

Regular