vSphere 4.X heading towards end of General Support Phase on May 2014

In case you missed blog posts from my blogger fellow Chris or simply overlooked this information, General Support Phase for VMware vSphere 4.X is ending on 21’st may 2014. Which means no more new security patches, new bug fixes, new hardware support. Nevertheless VMware will provide support for vSphere 4.X:

  • existing patches and bug fixes will be available
  • file support request – WEB only

[box type=”info”] VMware lifecycle support phases – what you get after General Support phase [/box]

But still you have 2 years to migrate out of vSphere 4.X until it gets completely out of the any support. This is the last call for you to plan migration out of the vSphere 4.X otherwise you might end up with unsupported platform in production environment.

[box type=”info”] Full list of products with their life cycle support matrix[/box]

VMware application life cycle matrix

VMware application life cycle matrix


Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).