Some Clarity on VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
The “End of General Support” Date Does Not Mean “Not Supported”
When customers hear the term “End of General Support” relating to products they use, you can see the anxiety on their face. While there are many benefits to maintaining up-to-date software, if a product in use slips past the End of General Support date, it isn’t the end of the world.
This topic is relevant because a few major VMware products will transition through various support phases in the next couple of months.
- ESX and ESXi 4 Technical Guidance ends on May 21, 2016
- vSphere 5.0/5.1 products go End of General Support on Aug 24, 2016
- Horizon View 5.x goes End of General Support on Sept 14, 2016
What does this mean for a company using these products? You can read all about VMware Lifecycle Support Phases on the VMware website, but this blog post will summarize the basics for customers who are unfamiliar with this information.
General Support Phase
In the General Support phase, a product is fully supported in…
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