To help your customers work through an uncertain time with worry-free stability and introduce an added buffer period for planning future upgrades as customers resume regular operations moving forward, we are extending the End of General Support (EoGS) periods. Read more about the vSphere 6.5, as well as vSAN 6.5 and 6.6 extensions.
Effective January 29, 2021, vRealize Business for Cloud will no longer be available for purchase. VMware will continue to support this product through April 11, 2022 (end of general support/EOGS). For more information, please refer to KB #81827, Product Lifecycle Matrix, and EOA of VMware vRealize Business for Cloud PDF for the latest updates.
NSX-T 3.0 represents a major opportunity for you to migrate your customers from the current NSX for vSphere to NSX-T and it also represents a major leap forward in capabilities and use cases that partners can address as customers transform their infrastructure to deliver a more cloud-like experience. Additionally, NSX-V will go end of general support on January 22, 2022, which means customers currently on that software will no longer be supported by VMware. Assessment, design, and migration services represent a unique services opportunity in conjunction with ongoing Cloud Foundation and NSX discussions – access these tools and resources today.
Proactively inform your customers about the vSphere 6.0 End of General Support (EoGS) and help them upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7, customers not only get all the latest capabilities of vSphere, but also the latest vSAN release and capabilities (with the separate vSAN license). Learn more.
Leverage this cheat sheet when contacting your customers about their upgrade plans and reference this cheat sheet to position HCI. And, encourage your technical staff to register for this webinar on September 26 for insight on how to best support your customers as they upgrade.
The End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services after this date, your customers will need to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Upgrading to vSphere delivers the latest vSAN release and capabilities (consider leveraging the ‘Hit Refresh’ campaign – article in Marketing section below – to target your vSphere customers). Please note that vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. To help you with your customer outreach, download this cheat sheet.
Take advantage of this important incentive now. End of general support of vSphere 5.5 will occur in September 2018 and vSphere 6.5 is needed to sell SDDC and Cloud solutions. Learn more.
To maintain full level of Support and Subscription Services after this date, your customers will need to upgrade to vSphere 6.5. Upgrading to vSphere delivers the latest vSAN release and capabilities. VMware vCloud Suite 5 and vSphere with Operations Management customers running vSphere 5.5 are also recommended to upgrade to vSphere 6.5. Learn more.