End of Support for Prior Storage Foundation, VirtualStore, and Dynamic Multi-Pathing Versions

End of Support for Prior Storage Foundation, VirtualStore, and Dynamic Multi-Pathing Versions

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Description

The current version of Storage Foundation, VirtualStore, and Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) is 6.2.  If you currently have maintenance with Veritas, an upgrade may be provided at no charge.  You may verify your eligibility and download the current version at our Entitlement site.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact your reseller or Veritas Sales/Customer Care.

 
Technical Support:
The Veritas Product(s) Version(s) identified in the chart below are at the End of Life process. Veritas will End of Life the earlier releases of these products including any Maintenance Packs or patches for each version, in all released languages. Extended Technical support and content updates for customers with current Maintenance Support will be available according to the dates listed in the table below.  This notice describes the timelines for the delivery of support services for these versions that have begun their End of Life process.
 
Product Version End of Standard Support (EOSS) Date End of Support Life (EOSL) Date
  Extended Technical Support (ETS) must be
purchased to receive support between EOSS and EOSL dates.
Storage Foundation/VirtualStore/Dynamic Multi-Pathing (and all agents, components and options) 6.2 October 4, 2020  
Storage Foundation/VirtualStore/Dynamic Multi-Pathing (and all agents, components and options) 6.1 December 2, 2019  
Storage Foundation/VirtualStore/Dynamic Multi-Pathing (and all agents, components and options) 6.0 December 1, 2018 December 30, 2020
Storage Foundation/VirtualStore/Dynamic Multi-Pathing (and all agents, components and options) 5.1 December 19, 2016 December 31, 2018
Storage Foundation/VirtualStore/Dynamic Multi-Pathing (and all agents, components and options) 5.0 June 7, 2012 July 15, 2017
Storage Foundation/VirtualStore/Dynamic Multi-Pathing (and all agents, components and options) 4.0 June 7, 2012 August 6, 2013
 
Technical Support Definitions:
End of Life Begin:  
  • The End of Life Begin (EOLB) date is typically the general availability/effective date of the subsequent Major Release.
  • The End of Life Begin date may also be any date that Veritas chooses to discontinue a product line entirely.
 
End of Standard Support:
  • The End of Standard Support (EOSS) date is the final date Standard Support is provided for the End of Life (EOL) product.
  • At no point will Standard Support be provided for more than a certain number of product releases, typically the 2 or 3 most current Major Releases. In other words, Standard Support is only available for the most current Major Release and the previous 1 or 2 Major Releases before the most current. In the event this occurs, Veritas will post the updated End of Life (EOL) milestone dates for the End of Life (EOL) product on the Veritas End of Life (EOL) website (SORT), and the End of Life (EOL) product reaches End of Standard Support (EOSS).
  • During the Standard Support phase, Veritas will deliver full technical support, including new bug fixes and patches for the product to establish or restore substantial conformity with the product’s documentation, all per your support agreement and applicable support policies.
Extended Technical Support: 
  • Veritas strongly recommends you upgrade to the most current product release.
  • At its discretion, Veritas may offer Extended Technical Support for specific products for an additional fee. The purpose of Extended Technical Support is to allow you extra time to receive support from Veritas on an older (past EOSS) product release to migrate to a current product release.
  • You must have an active support agreement for Essential Support or Basic Maintenance on the affected product for which you want to purchase Extended Technical Support.
  • Extended Technical Support consists of providing known and existing bug fixes and patches.
  • Extended Technical Support, if offered, can be purchased in 1-year increments until the EOSL date, typically for at least two years following EOSS, as stated in the relevant product’s EOL subsection
End of Support Life:
  • The End of Support Life (EOSL) date is the date after which no support of any kind is available for the End of Life (EOL) product.
  • For products that offer Extended Technical Support, the End of Support Life (EOSL) date is the final date that Extended Technical Support (if purchased) is provided for the End of Life (EOL) product.
  • For products that do not offer Extended Technical Support, the EOSS date is the EOSL date.
  
Notes: 
  • A Major Release of the Enterprise Backup and Recovery product family is a Single-Dot Release.
  • Standard Support is only available for the three (3) most current Major Releases.
 
We would also recommend you periodically check our website by selecting your product, then release details, for information about the End of Life and End of Support Life for your specific Licensed Software.
 
Veritas End of Life Policy:  https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/terms/support-fundamentals.html
 
 

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