VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EOA) for the Cisco Nexus 1000V SKU and its associated support SKUs from VMware effective February 2, 2015.

This notification has NO IMPACT on existing use of the Nexus 1000V in a VMware vSphere 5.x or older environment. It also has NO IMPACT on support already purchased from VMware for the Nexus 1000V.

VMware recommends that the Nexus 1000V users move to the VMware vSphere Distributed Switch as it simplifies operations (e.g., upgrade) and provides advanced monitoring capabilities plus a broader feature set. VMware will also offer migration assistance to make this change. For additional details, please contact your VMware account team or support representative. Customers that use the Nexus 1000V already do so in conjunction with VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition and have the correct licensing in place to make this change.

Customers who want to buy additional licenses and support for the Cisco Nexus 1000V after February 2, 2015 can buy those licenses directly from Cisco.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is the Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware End of Availability (EOA)?
A. The Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware EOA is scheduled for February 2, 2015. The Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware will no longer be available for purchase as a standalone product SKU after this date.

Q. What is End of Availability (EOA)?
A. A product has reached its End of Availability when it is no longer available for purchase from VMware. See more at: https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

Q. Can I purchase additional Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware licenses after February 2, 2015?
A. No, except for orders currently in process that will complete by March 31, 2015.

Q. Can I continue to use the Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware after EOA?
A. Existing customers that purchased the Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware may continue to use the product beyond the End of Availability date of February 2, 2015. This change in packaging will not affect existing product support or functionality.

Q. Can I continue to get technical support for the Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware after EOA?
A. Yes. Customers who have active support contracts for the product will still be entitled to technical support as per the VMware Lifecycle Policy Matrix

Q. What is the Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware End of General Support (EOGS) date?
A. End of General Support (EOGS) for the product is as indicated on VMware Lifecycle Policy Matrix under the dates listed for vSphere ESXi hypervisor 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5.

Q. Can I purchase additional Cisco Nexus 1000V license from VMware after February 2, 2015?
A. No, additional licenses will not be able from VMware as of this date. Additional licenses can be purchased directly from Cisco

Q. Can I renew my Cisco Nexus 1000V from VMware Support before my contract expires?
A. Yes, if this happens prior to February 2, 2015. If the renewal is beyond February 2, 2015 customers can buy new support directly from Cisco.

Q. Whom may I contact if I have additional questions?
A. Please reach out to your VMware representative or VMware Global Support Services if you have any additional questions.