There have been some recent announcements at VMware regarding changes to vSphere and vSOM. VMware is consolidating their vSphere portfolio from 6 options to 3 to simplify their suites. The biggest change involves a restructuring of available suites for both vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM).
Effective March 1st, 2016 the following suite options will be going End of Life:
- vSphere Enterprise
- vSOM Standard
- vSOM Enterprise
As of today the following suite options will be available moving forward:
- vSphere Standard
- vSphere Enterprise Plus
- vSOM Enterprise Plus
As an existing customer you have until 2020 to renew your legacy suites or as an added bonus VMware is offering a 50% discount to upgrade from one of the 3 suites going EOL. This can take place anytime between February 10th and June 25th 2016.