Virtualization VMWare

FYI: VMware EOA for ESX 4 (not ESXi)

   

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.

Please note:

  • vSphere ESX hypervisor 4.X and vMA support lifecycle
    The end of support life (“EOSL”) date remains May 21, 2014. Learn more about VMware’s support lifecycle.
  • Customer’s ability to use the binaries of vSphere ESX hypervisor 4.x or vMA versions 1 and 4 past August 15, 2013
    Customers retain the ability to use licensed binaries past the EoA or EOSL dates. However, they will not be able to download binaries or generate new license keys after the EoA date or obtain technical support and subscription after the EOSL date.
  • vSphere ESXi 4.X availability and support – There is NO impact
  • vMA 4.1, 5, or 5.1 availability and support for all versions – There is NO impact

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.

Hyper-V Virtualization VMWare

Release of VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0

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.

 

Supported Hypervisors

·         Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

·         Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

 

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0 Release Notes

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.0 Admin Guide

 

Conference HP VMWare

VMDownUnderground and the lead up to VMware vForum 2012, Sydney Australia

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

 

VMDownUnderground

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

HP Booth

Wed 14 Nov12:30 – 12:40pm

HP Booth

Wed 14 Nov3:35 – 3:45pm

HP Booth

Thurs 15 Nov10:35 – 10:45am

HP Booth

Thurs 15 Nov12:30 – 12:40pm

HP Booth

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!