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End of availability of vSphere Enterprise, vSphere with Operations Manager (vSOM) Standard and Enterprise edition (2143987)

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This article describes the end of availability of vSphere Enterprise, vSphere with Operations Manager (vSOM) Standard and Enterprise edition. 


On February 9th, VMware has announced the End of Availability of all versions of vSphere Enterprise, vSphere with Operations Management Standard and vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise, effective June 30, 2016. After this date, these products are not available for purchase. 
VMware continues to support these editions through the published Product Lifecycle support period. 

The Core Editions that continue to be part of the vSphere/ vSOM product lineup include vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise Plus and VSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus.
Customers with active Subscription and Support (SnS) contracts have these options:
  • Customers with vSphere Enterprise and/or vSOM Enterprise are able to upgrade to vSphere Enterprise Plus at 50% off. This offer is available from February 10th, 2016 to July 29th, 2017 at 11.59 PM (PST). 
  • Customers with active SnS and vSOM Standard gets a fulfillment on March 1st to vSphere Standard and vROPs Standard (a la carte).

For customers choosing not to upgrade their vSphere Enterprise or vSOM Enterprise licenses to Enterprise Plus VMware will continue supporting the products through the End of General Support (EOGS) which will be March 2020 – see the Product Lifecycle.

If you have more questions, contact your VMware Sales Representative.

For more information, see Entitlement Mapping for vSphere and vCenter Server (2000327)

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