VMware vCenter Server

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VMware vCenter Server is an advanced server management software that provides a centralized platform for controlling vSphere environments for visibility across hybrid clouds.

Release Released General Support Latest
8.0 1 year and 8 months ago
(11 Oct 2022)
Ends in 3 years
(11 Oct 2027)
8.0 U2
(21 Sep 2023)
7.0 4 years ago
(02 Apr 2020)
Ends in 9 months
(02 Apr 2025)
7.0 U3n
(06 Jul 2023)
6.7 6 years ago
(17 Apr 2018)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(15 Oct 2022)
6.7 U3s
(06 Oct 2022)
6.5 7 years ago
(15 Nov 2016)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(15 Oct 2022)
6.5 U3u
(06 Oct 2022)
6.0 9 years ago
(12 Mar 2015)
Ended 4 years ago
(12 Mar 2020)
6.0 U3j
(12 Sep 2019)
5.5 10 years ago
(19 Sep 2013)
Ended 5 years and 9 months ago
(19 Sep 2018)
5.5 U3k
(14 Sep 2018)
5.1 11 years ago
(13 Aug 2012)
Ended 7 years and 10 months ago
(24 Aug 2016)
5.1 U3d
(19 May 2016)
5.0 12 years ago
(24 Aug 2011)
Ended 7 years and 10 months ago
(24 Aug 2016)
5.0 U3g
(19 May 2016)
4 15 years ago
(21 May 2009)
Ended 10 years ago
(21 May 2014)
4.1 U3a
(31 Jan 2013)

VMware typically support vCenter for a duration of 7 years with 5 years of general support and an additional 2 years of technical guidance during which vCenter will no longer receive bug fixes and security updates. Additional information on lifecycle phases can be found at https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/enterprise-infrastructure.html.

General Support

The last date on which you can request support; the end of regular VMware maintenance updates and upgrades, bug and security fixes, and technical assistance as per the Support and Subscription Terms and Conditions.

Technical Guidance

The last date on which you can access support and workarounds for low-severity issues on supported configurations only. During the Technical Guidance phase, VMware does not offer new hardware support, server/client/guest OS updates, new security patches or bug fixes unless otherwise noted.

Release Technical Guidance Ends
8.0 11 Oct 2029
(in 5 years)
7.0 02 Apr 2027
(in 2 years and 9 months)
6.7 15 Nov 2023
(7 months and 3 weeks ago)
6.5 15 Nov 2023
(7 months and 3 weeks ago)
6.0 12 Mar 2022
(2 years and 3 months ago)
5.5 19 Sep 2020
(3 years and 9 months ago)
5.1 24 Aug 2018
(5 years and 10 months ago)
5.0 24 Aug 2018
(5 years and 10 months ago)
4 21 May 2016
(8 years ago)

More information is available on the VMware vCenter Server website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.


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