End of Availability of vFabric Application Performance Manager
VMware is announcing the End of Availability of all VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager versions, effective of 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 as per VMware Life Cycle policy through the published support period until 11/19/2014.
vFabric 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 APM. APM customers with valid SnS will be entitled to Hyperic standalone licenses. They can convert APM licenses to Hyperic standalone licenses in a ratio of 1:1. This conversion will allow APM customers with valid SnS to use Hyperic beyond the End of Support of APM.
For any further inquiries, please contact VMware support.
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 APM are getting EOL’ed?
A: vFabric Application Performance Manager consists of two products i.e. AppInsight and Hyperic. The intent is to end of life AppInsight, but since AppInsight is only sold as part of the APM, there is the need to end of life APM.Q: Will Hyperic get end of life’ed?
A: No, Hyperic will not get end of life’ed. 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 Hyperic.Q: When will APM be taken off the price list?
A: APM will get removed from the VMware price list effective on 06/01/2013. APM will get removed from the channel price list effective 05/01/2013.A: Can customers continue to use APM after End of Availability?
A: Yes, customers who bought APM own the product and they can continue to use it as long as they wish.Q: When will APM customer support end?
A: As per VMware Life Cycle policy there will be continued support for APM until 11/19/2014. All technical support and maintenance services for APM 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 APM is minimal. Therefore APM customers with valid SnS will be entitled to Hyperic standalone licenses. They can convert APM licenses to Hyperic standalone licenses in a ratio of 1:1. This conversion will allow APM customers with valid SnS to use Hyperic beyond the End of Support date of APM.Q: How and when will the EOL of APM get communicated to customers?
A: All APM customers will be notified by e-mail on 05/08/2013 on the End of Availability of vFabric Application Performance Manager.