vSphere 6.0 End of General Support Reminder
If you are running vSphere 6.0, please be advised that End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 6.0 will occur on March 12, 2020. Read the 6.0 EOGS blog for more details.
The upgrade of your environment to vSphere 7 is performed in a phased manner. The components that are upgraded in earlier phases are fully compatible with components whose upgrades have not yet occurred.
You must obtain new licenses to deploy vSphere 7. Existing vSphere 6.x licenses will not work on vSphere 7.
Licenses will be upgraded to the new version according to these rules:
To upgrade a product to the new version:
The system deactivates your current license for you. The new licenses are delivered in the same folder as the original license key. If any quantities of the current key remain un-upgraded, new licenses keys are generated for the remaining portion of the current product and will be displayed in the confirmation process.
The ability to upgrade a license key depends on:
If you cannot upgrade, contact the Super User associated with that particular account or VMware Support.
Upgrades will be available on the portal shortly after vSphere 7 becomes generally available. All license keys with active support and subscription contracts with an end date on or after General Availability are eligible for an upgrade.
To ensure a problem-free license upgrade, we request your cooperation in verifying that your license and subscription data are correct. Please take the time to review your account and contact Support if the information is not consistent with your expectation. If corrections are needed, please make them prior to the delivery of your vSphere 7 licenses.
1. Review Your Support Contracts
For additional questions related to licensing, contact Support.
2. Verify Your Role
Go to Account > User & Permissions after logging into My VMware and verify your permission on each of the folders.
The ability to upgrade a license key depends on:The permissions associated with the folder where the license key sits.Eligibility of license entitlement for subscription upgrade (associated the license key).The date the new product version becomes available.On the date a new version of a product becomes available, you will receive an alert that you are entitled to the new version of your current product. (see above). The Super User of the account has the ability to grant and remove permissions on the folder.