We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 6.0 and the below listed products is March 12, 2020.
This includes the following releases:
- vCenter Server 6.0
- vCenter Update Manager 6.0
- ESXi 6.0
- Site Recovery Manager 6.0 and 6.1
- vSAN 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2
- vSphere Data Protection 6.0 and 6.1
- vSphere Replication 6.0 and 6.1
Learn more about VMware’s Lifecycle Support dates at vmware.com/go/lifecycle.
To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7 you not only get all the latest capabilities of vSphere but also the latest vSAN release and capabilities (with the separate vSAN license that is). You can learn more about vSphere 6.7 through a series of blog posts available here
If you are unable to upgrade from vSphere 6.0 before EOGS and are active on Support and Subscription Services, you may purchase Extended Support in one-year increments for up to two years beyond the EOGS date. Visit VMware Extended Support for more information.
Technical Guidance for vSphere 6.0 is available until March 12, 2022 primarily through the self-help portal. During the Technical Guidance phase, VMware will not offer new hardware support, server/client/guest OS updates, new security patches or bug fixes unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit VMware Lifecycle Support Phases.
Upgrading to vSphere 6.7
For more information on the benefits of upgrading and how to upgrade, visit the VMware vSphere Upgrade Center. For detailed technical guidance, visit vSphere Central. VMware has extended general support for vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 to a full five years from date of release, which will end on November 15, 2021. This same date applies to vSphere 6.7 end of general support as well.
You can also jumpstart your vSphere upgrade with the vSphere Assessment Tool.
If you require assistance upgrading to a newer version of vSphere, VMware’s vSphere Upgrade Service is available. This service delivers a comprehensive guide to upgrading your virtual infrastructure including recommendations for planning and testing the upgrade, the actual upgrade itself, validation guidance, and rollback procedures. For more information, contact your VMware account team, VMware Partner, or visit VMware Professional Services.