Application Performance Management for Cloud Applications

End of Availability of vFabric Application Performance Manager

VMware is announcing the End of Availability of all VMware vFabric® Application Performance Manager™ versions, effective 06/01/2013. As a result, all versions of vFabric Application Performance Manager will be removed from the VMware price list on 06/01/2013. After this date you will no longer be able to purchase these products.

All support and maintenance for the removed versions will be unaffected and will continue per VMware Life Cycle policy through 11/19/2014, which is the published support period.

VMware vCenter® Hyperic®, which has been available as a product component of VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager, will not be impacted by the End of Life of vFabric Application Performance Manager. vFabric Application Performance Manager customers with valid SnS will be entitled to Hyperic standalone licenses. They can convert vFabric Application Performance Manager licenses to Hyperic standalone licenses in a ratio of 1:1. This conversion will allow vFabric Application Performance Manager customers with valid SnS to use Hyperic beyond the End of Support of vFabric Application Performance Manager.

For any further inquiries, please contact VMware support.

Q: Is vFabric Application Performance Manager getting end of life’ed (EOL’ed)?

A: Yes, the End of Life process for vFabric Application Performance Manager has been started. Initially the product will be removed from the price list so that no new orders will be accepted.

Q: What components of vFabric Application Performance Manager are getting EOL’ed?

A: vFabric Application Performance Manager consists of two products: AppInsight and vCenter Hyperic. The intent is to end of life AppInsight, but since AppInsight is only sold as part of the vFabric Application Performance Manager, there is the need to end of life vFabric Application Performance Manager.

Q: Will vCenter Hyperic get end of life’ed?

A: No, vCenter Hyperic will not get end of life’ed. vCenter Hyperic will continue to be available as a standalone product or through the vCenter Ops Advanced or Enterprise edition. In fact, there will be increased investment in vCenter Hyperic.

Q: When will vFabric Application Performance Manager be taken off the price list?

A: vFabric Application Performance Manager will get removed from the VMware price list effective on 06/01/2013. vFabric Application Performance Manager will get removed from the channel price list effective 05/01/2013.

A: Can customers continue to use vFabric Application Performance Manager after End of Availability?

A: Yes, customers who bought vFabric Application Performance Manager own the product and they can continue to use it as long as they wish.

Q: When will vFabric Application Performance Manager customer support end?

A: As per VMware Life Cycle policy there will be continued support for vFabric Application Performance Manager until 11/19/2014. 

All technical support and maintenance services for vFabric Application Performance Manager will cease to exist effective on 11/19/2014.

Q: Will VMware entitle customers to other products?

A: VMware wants to ensure that the customer impact of EOL’ing vFabric Application Performance Manager is minimal. Therefore vFabric Application Performance Manager customers with valid SnS will be entitled to vCenter Hyperic standalone licenses. They can convert vFabric Application Performance Manager licenses to vCenter Hyperic standalone licenses in a ratio of 1:1. This conversion will allow vFabric Application Performance Manager customers with valid SnS to use vCenter Hyperic beyond the End of Support date of vFabric Application Performance Manager.

Q: How and when will the EOL of vFabric Application Performance Manager get communicated to customers?

A: All vFabric Application Performance Manager customers will be notified by e-mail on 05/08/2013 on the End of Availability of vFabric Application Performance Manager.