VMware has recently announced the end of life for vSphere ESX hypervisor 4.X (more info).  What does this mean for you?

If you are running vSphere ESX version 4.X, you will still be able to operate your virtualized environment but you will not be able to generate additional keys, nor will you be able to access the operating system download on VMware’s website.  If you are running vSphere ESXi 4.X this announcement does not affect your environment…or does it?

This announcement is also a reminder of the importance of ensuring that you keep your network environment up to date.  This includes staying up to date with your applications, your operating systems and your firmware. 

Let me ask, are you still operating on ESX/ESXi 4.X?  If so I would like to mention a few points to consider.

If you would like to discuss upgrading your environment to the latest version of the vSphere hypervisor you can contact your account manager or our Virtualization Practice Manager, Cindy DeHart at (540) 443-3392.

Jeff Bowers, VCP4/5, VCP-DT5, MCITPEA, MCITP Exchange
Senior Network Engineer
Advanced Logic Industries