Saturday, May 12, 2018

vSphere 5.5 End of General Support Reminder

Maintain Full Level of Support by Upgrading Your vSphere Environment

In 2016 I wrote a note regarding vSphere upgrade because a lot of my customer at that time was doing upgrade due to vSphere 5.1 EoGS (End of General Support) phase. Well, it’s 2018, and this time you may already aware that vSphere 5.5 will enter EoGS phase in 19 September 2018. Which means, if you still have ESXi hosts 5.5 and/or vCenter Server 5.5, you’ll need to upgrade them in order to maintain your level of full support and subscription services as referenced here.

While the general guideline and references provided in the previous post are still relevant, I just want to highlight that the latest version of vSphere which vSphere 5.5 support direct upgrade is vSphere 6.5. You cannot do direct upgrade from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6.7 (the latest vSphere release available at the moment). Check the upgrade path here.

Upgrade path for vCenter 5.5.

Upgrade path for ESXi 5.5.

Another important article in planning your upgrade that I would like to highlight is available in the official VMware vSphere Blog where it covers upgrading your vSphere environment with SRM and vSphere Replication.

That’s it for now. Hope that’s useful.

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