VMware ESXi 5.0 & 5.1 – End of General Support: August 2016

VMware ESXi 5.0 & 5.1 – End of General Support ShortlyHow time flies!  It only seems like yesterday that VMware was announcing ESXi 5, though this was back in 2011 – 5 years ago!

There have been lots of great ESXi releases and updates since that time which has seen the entire vSphere portfolio mature and maintain its place as the industries leading virtualization solution.

Anyway…  I just wanted to give those folks out there who may still be running ESXi 5.0 and/or 5.1 hosts that general support ends on the 24th August this year (2016), so definitely a good time to consider upgrading to a later version.  As an aside, ESXi 5.5 doesn’t see it’s general support end until 19th September 2018.


For the complete VMware ‘Product Lifecycle Matrix’ check out this pdf here.

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