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SLES for VMware End of Availability Announcement

On June 25, 2014, VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EoA) of all SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware offerings.  As a result, the SLES for VMware offering will be removed from the VMware price list on July 25, 2014.  After July 25, 2014, customers that purchase VMware vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise, or vSphere Enterprise+ (either standalone or as part of a suite) will no longer be eligible to a free SLES for VMware offering.

All Support and Subscription Services for the EoA product will be unaffected and will continue as per VMware’s Support Lifecycle Policy through the published support period until August 25, 2016.

Customers are not required to take any immediate action.  This notification in no ways impacts customer’s ability to use SLES for VMware past June 25, 2014.  However, if customers want to take advantage of their eligibility to receive SLES for VMware, they must do so before July 25, 2014.

For any further inquiries, please contact VMware Support.

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Sai Gopalan

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Sai Gopalan is a Product Marketing Manager in the vSphere Product Marketing team. He graduated from University of Michigan with an MBA. Prior to school he worked in business strategy/systems integration consulting in Singapore for 6 years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.

11 thoughts on “SLES for VMware End of Availability Announcement

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    1. Martin Yip

      Virtual Appliances are not part o the EoA so are unaffected. You can continue to use Virtual Appliances as normal.

    1. wm

      Sad to see this option go!

      Will there be a new pack for SLES 12? And why this change?

      Thanks,

      1. Martin Yip

        Standard SLES from SUSE will continue but there won’t be any more specific SLES for VMware Service Packs. I think SLES 12 and SLES 11 SP4 are planned for later this year and next. Once released, there should be a migration plan published.

  2. Martin Yip

    Virtual Appliances are not part o the EoA so are unaffected. You can continue to use Virtual Appliances as normal.

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  4. Ranjna

    But TRP for the virtual appliances was Free OS now what vmware is planning as an OS fro virtual appliances.

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