VMware has extended End General Support for Sphere 6.7

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VMware has extended End General Support for Sphere 6.7

VMware earlier this month has extended the VMware End General Support for Sphere 6.7 until October 15, 2022. vSphere 6.7 had End General Support on Nov 15, 2021, that now has been extended.

With this extend VMware is giving customers more time to upgrade from 6.5 to 6.7 since many customers still use 6.5 version.

vSphere 6.5 EoGS is still on Nov 15, 2021.

VMware has extended End General Support for Sphere 6.7

vSphere versions of End of General Support.

  • vSphere 6.0 – March 12, 2020
  • vSphere 6.5 –  Nov 15, 2021
  • vSphere 6.7 – October 15, 2022 (previous Nov 15, 2021)

What is General Support?

General Support is support where VMware offers maintenance updates and upgrades, bug and security fixes, and technical assistance as per the Support and Subscription Terms and Conditions.

Meaning that when the General Support is active you have all the updates and bug fixes and also technical assistance in a support and severity level that can go up to 1.

vSphere versions End of Technical Guidance.

  • vSphere 6.0 – March 12, 2022
  • vSphere 6.5 –  Nov 15, 2023
  • vSphere 6.7 – Nov 15, 2023

What is Technical Guidance?

Technical Guidance, if available, is provided from the end of the General Support phase and lasts for a fixed duration.

Meaning that VMware will still self-help portal but telephone support is not provided. You will be able to open a support request online to receive support and workarounds for low-severity issues on supported configurations only. No Severity 1 calls, and no patches for any issues found to be a product defect, unless VMware launches any bug fix or a security patch for that specific version.

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By | 2020-06-29T09:15:29+02:00 June 25th, 2020|VMware|3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. Tim 27/06/2020 at 14:02 - Reply

    I think you have transposed the month and the day with vSphere 6.0 end of general support.

    It ended on March 12th 2020.

    • Luciano Patrao 29/06/2020 at 09:19 - Reply

      Hi Tim,

      Yes you are 100% right. Me and this type of dates that are different of what we use 🙂

      Already updated and thank you for highlighting the wrong date.

      LP

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