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End of Availability and End of General Support for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x (2144733)

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This article provides information about End of Availability and End of General Support for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x.

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About the End of Availability and End of General Support

VMware has announced the End of Availability (EOA) and End of General Support (EOGS) of VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x. The EOGS date for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x is September 19, 2016.

For customers using vCNS Manager specifically to manage vShield Endpoint for agentless anti-virus, Technical Guidance is available until March 31, 2017.

Technical Guidance is available primarily through the self-help portal. During the Technical Guidance phase, VMware does not offer new hardware support, server/client/guest operating system updates, new security patches or bug fixes unless otherwise noted. For more information, see VMware Lifecycle Support Phases.

General FAQs

  1. What is the upgrade procedure from VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x to NSX for vSphere 6.2.x?

    For more information, see the vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x to NSX 6.2 Upgrade section in the NSX Upgrade Guide. As of March 31, 2016, a direct upgrade from vCNS 5.5.x to NSX 6.2.2 is supported. Also, see Best Practices for upgrading vCloud Networking and Security to NSX (2144620).

  2. What about interoperability with VMware vCloud Director?

    For more information, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes and VMware vCloud Networking and Security Upgrade to VMware NSX in VMware vCloud Director Environments.

  3. What is the impact to VMware vShield Endpoint customers?

    For more information, see the Implementation of VMware vShield Endpoint beyond vCloud Networking and Security End of Availability (EOA).

  4. Will VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x continue to operate past the end of general support date?

    Yes. The product continues to function. However, support,
    update releases, or patches are no longer available.

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