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  • 1.  Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine on april 2023

    Posted Wed January 25, 2023 12:14 PM
    Hello IBM,
    I read this news at this link https://www.ibm.com/support/ 
    particularly
    "This change impacts the ability of IBM Planning Analytics on-premises customers to download Mirantis Runtime Engine. Mirantis Runtime Engine is required to deploy Planning Analytics Workspace on Windows Server 2016 and 2019."
    "Contact Mirantis if you require support for Mirantis Runtime Engine to run Planning Analytics Workspace.  "

    1. I would like to know if the already installed PAW product continues to work after April without any modification?
    2. I would like to know if after April for new installations of PAW I also have to buy the mirantis license too?
    3. I would like to know if after April for PAW updates I have to buy the mirantis license ?

    thanks
    Massimo



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    Massimo
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  • 2.  RE: Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine on april 2023

    IBM Champion
    Posted Wed January 25, 2023 12:20 PM
    Edited by George Tonkin Wed January 25, 2023 12:21 PM
    Hi Massimo,

    Walter from QueBIT posted something on this a while ago - have a look here

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    George Tonkin
    Business Partner
    MCI Consultants
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  • 3.  RE: Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine on april 2023

    Posted Wed January 25, 2023 12:57 PM
    Thanks George,

    I still don't have a clear answer, after April to install MRC do I have to buy a license from Mirantis for new PAW installations? can I continue to download docker without buying the license?

    on your link there is:
    " C) After April 30th, 2023, customers will not be able to get support, updates or patches from Microsoft or Mirantis for Mirantis Container Runtime unless they purchase a license from Mirantis."

    the old installs still work so the post you pointed says, but if i need a docker update, because some OS or PAW security update requires a new docker version what happens? Do I have to buy a mirantis license? yes, given the point C.

    I expect a clear answer from IBM if I need to buy additional software in addition to its products











  • 4.  RE: Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine on april 2023

    Posted Wed January 25, 2023 04:08 PM
    Hi Massimo,
    There is a fresh info notes regarding Mirantis published on IBM Support site just a few hours ago:
    Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine (ibm.com)


    The Support suggest to contact Mirantis if you need further details.
    Best Regards,

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    Svetlana Pestsova
    IBM Planning Analytics Product Manager
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  • 5.  RE: Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine on april 2023

    Posted Thu February 16, 2023 03:12 AM

    Hi Svetlana

    Thanks for all this clarity. This will represent a big issue for all of our current customers, all of who are Windows shops, and do not have skills to support Linux. IBM did announce the situation around docker a while , but was not made clear is that this is a very expensive product, or whether we would have to purchase it as a new product (rather than merely no longer being supported by Microsoft). Please refer to the following link:  https://store.mirantis.com/product/basic-8x5-for-mirantis-container-runtime-formerly-docker-engine-enterprise-for-windows-server/

    From the prices shown, it is a minimum of 3 nodes that must be purchased, i.e servers/environments, at $900 per node per year (=$2700). 

    This would well make the TCO for current/future PA customers unaffordable if they don't have internal Linux skills. Is there any way in which IBM can negotiate a concession with Mirantis for PA customers. Being able to purchase a single nodes (all that is required for a single environment) would make a big difference.

    Many thanks

    Chris



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  • 6.  RE: Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine on april 2023

    Posted Thu June 22, 2023 10:56 AM
    Edited by Kristen Park Fri June 23, 2023 10:57 AM

    Hello Chris,

    I have good news for you: BI2run is now an official partner of Mirantis and you can purchase Mirantis Container Runtime Enterprise licences without a minimum order quantity, i.e. even a single node, easily on https://bi2run.de/en/mirantis-licenses.The Enterprise licences of MCR are recommended for production. However, Bi2run is also able to create individual licence offers tailored to your needs. Just give them a call!

    Best,
    Leon



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    Leon Theisen
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  • 7.  RE: Upcoming changes to support for Mirantis Runtime Engine on april 2023

    Posted Thu June 22, 2023 11:16 AM