VMware Cloud Foundation

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VMWare Cloud Foundation, is a suite of software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies consisting of vSphere, NSX, and vSAN. It is available in multiple editions - Starter, Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise.

Release Released General Support Latest
5.1 7 months ago
(07 Nov 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 11 months
(01 Jun 2027)
5.1.1
(26 Mar 2024)
5.0 1 year ago
(01 Jun 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 11 months
(01 Jun 2027)
5.0.0.1
(29 Sep 2023)
4.5 1 year and 8 months ago
(11 Oct 2022)
Ends in 11 months
(31 May 2025)
4.5.2
(17 Aug 2023)
3.11 2 years and 4 months ago
(14 Feb 2022)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(30 Apr 2023)
3.11.0.1
(07 Apr 2022)
4.4 2 years and 4 months ago
(10 Feb 2022)
Ends in 3 months and 2 weeks
(30 Sep 2024)
4.4.1
(12 May 2022)
4.3 2 years and 9 months ago
(24 Aug 2021)
Ended 7 months ago
(31 Oct 2023)
4.3.1
(21 Sep 2021)
4.2 3 years and 4 months ago
(04 Feb 2021)
Ended 3 years ago
(25 May 2021)
4.2.1
(25 May 2021)
4.1 3 years and 8 months ago
(06 Oct 2020)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(10 Feb 2022)
4.1.0
(06 Oct 2020)
3.10 4 years ago
(26 May 2020)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(01 Sep 2022)
3.10.2
(14 Apr 2021)
4.0 4 years ago
(14 Apr 2020)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(24 Aug 2021)
4.0.1
(25 Jun 2020)
3.9 4 years and 7 months ago
(24 Oct 2019)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(24 Oct 2020)
3.9.1
(14 Jan 2020)
3.8 4 years and 11 months ago
(18 Jul 2019)
Ended 3 years and 11 months ago
(18 Jul 2020)
3.8.1
(03 Sep 2019)
2.3 5 years and 10 months ago
(15 Aug 2018)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(15 Nov 2020)
2.3.2
(24 Apr 2018)

Cloud Foundation 3,4 were covered under the N-2 Lifecycle Policy, supporting three latest releases, with a minimum support duration of 12 months. Cloud Foundation 5 and above are covered under the Enterprise HCI Policy, with 4 years of General Support followed by 1 year of Technical Guidance.

General Support

The last date on which customers 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 customers 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
5.0 2028-06-01
5.1 2028-06-01

More information is available on the VMware Cloud Foundation website.

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


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