VMware Announces End of Availability Date for VMware vSphere® ESX hypervisor 4.x and VMware Management Assistant Versions 1 and 4
On November 28, 2012, VMware is notifying customers of an End of Availability (“EoA”) date for VMware vSphere® ESX hypervisor 4.x and for VMware Management Assistant (“vMA”) versions 1 and 4. The end of availability date is August 15, 2013. This is a follow-on communication to the general announcement made in July 2011 in connection with the launch of vSphere 5.0.
This notification has NO IMPACT on existing vSphere ESXi 4.x environments, and your customers are NOT required to take any action. However, it is recommended that customers make a backup or keep an archived copy of these binaries and generate any necessary license keys in order to maintain or expand a vSphere ESX hypervisor version 4.x or vMA versions 1 and 4 environment. These steps should be completed prior to August 15, 2013. VMware will not provide any binaries or license keys for vSphere ESX hypervisor 4.x or vMA versions 1 and 4 after August 15, 2013.
Contact the Partner Support Center if you have any questions or require assistance. Beginning November 28, 2012, your customers can access an FAQ and learn more about these changes by visitingvmware.com.
What is it?
VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager is a component that enables support for managing heterogeneous hypervisors when used in conjunction with VMware vCenter Server v5.1 and vSphere Client 5.1.
It is not available for the vSphere Web Client, with this in mind I am not sure what the roadmap for this will be post 5.1 seeing as they are EOL the desktop client.
· Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
· Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
VMware vForum is an annual tech conference that has been adapted from the ever-popular VMworld, which is why it is sometimes dubbed the mini VMworld, it never fails to disappoint as it is always full of quality presenters and content.
This year, the conference is being held in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November 20122 from 8am to 6pm both days, Visit to be able to gain access to over 75 Sessions and Hands-On Labs available across the two day event. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to hear and collaborate with VMware executives, subject matter experts and industry thought leaders on the very latest technology and trends.
Tickets to attend main sessions, including the keynotes, Exhibitor Hall and Labs are FREE of charge.
Make sure you register for vForum here
The ever popular , join other VMware technologist type individuals over a beer to discuss everything physical, virtual, cloud and more.
More details can be found at http://vmdownunderground2012.eventbrite.com/ – This is now sold out!
All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to Bear Cottage to help them to care for children who have a life-limiting illness.
HP @ VMware vForum
Here is a look at the sort of demo’s that HP will be exhibiting at vForum, I will be there and to promote our “Get Virtual Guarantee” and of course available to talk everything 3PAR and VMware.
|HP EG Demos:||Wed 14 Nov10:35 – 10:45am
|Wed 14 Nov12:30 – 12:40pm
|Wed 14 Nov3:35 – 3:45pm
|Thurs 15 Nov10:35 – 10:45am
|Thurs 15 Nov12:30 – 12:40pm
|Key Demos title and summary:||Be the Master of your VM universe Customers will see how easy it is to provision and managevolumes and data stores; plus create and view snapshots for rapid onlinerecovery of files, directories, entire VM’s or data stores, all from within the
VMware vCenter console.
|HP Data Protector Integration into VMware vCloud Director Customers will learn how Data Protector provides advancedand integrated data protection for vCloud Director.||Shhh…. Secret tips to dealing with Firmware Customers will learn how with HP’s integration with vCenter, they can quickly and easily perform Firmware updates and patches.||Stop giving IT away… HP will show customers how they can start charging for their IT resources.||Managing your network from a single pane of glass Customers will learn how HP Networking Intelligent Management Centre and VMwarevCenter integration provides a complete, end-to-end view of their physicaland virtual network environment.|
If you are at vForum or VMDownUnderground, please come up and introduce yourself at the HP Booth.
See you there!