VMware vSphere 5.5 End of General Support is fast approaching. From the 19th September 2018 general support will no longer be available, so it’s time to start thinking about upgrading to vSphere 6.5. There is an option to purchase extended support on a per year basis up to 19th September 2020, but now is the time to start reviewing your VMware infrastructure.
If you are considering upgrading your vSphere environment, here is a good resource to help you through the process: Upgrading to vSphere 6.5
This detailed e-book is specifically designed for vSphere administrators and takes you through three phases of upgrade. Pre-upgrade, upgrade and post upgrade; offering some useful interactive tools such as YouTube videos, tutorials and documents to download. If you are short on time there is a key resources list at the beginning of each section to scan through.
This handy infographic from VMware gives the Top 10 reasons to upgrade to vSphere 6.5.
vSphere 6.7 has also recently been released which our next blog article in a few days will focus on.
You may be interested in other recent VMware articles we have published:
- Country of Use vs Country of Purchase http://bit.ly/SAMClubVMwaretips
- Splitting a vSphere license http://bit.ly/SAMClubVSpheretip
- VMware: Have you come across a VMware Audit http://bit.ly/SAMCLUBVMwareAudit
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