VMware End of General Support Mar – Apr 2024

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VMware End of General Support March - April 2024

As we approach March, let’s take a moment to review what’s coming up with respect to VMware End of General Support over the next couple of months. The development of the new “VMware by Broadcom” is starting to take shape. With Carbon Black and the End User Compute business being split away from core VMware, and product licensing being parred down to a much shorter list, we may see some re-alignment with general support policies – time will tell.

What's Going and When?

The following table shows products leaving VMware General Support in March and April 2024.



4th Mar 2024

WavefrontHQ-Proxy 12.3

9th Mar 2024

App Volumes 2.19

16th Mar 2024

VMware vRealize Automation 8.11.2

21st Mar 2024

VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator 8.11.2

31st Mar 2024

VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs 2.13.0
VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (Windows) 2.13.0
Isolation Segment for VMware Tanzu 2.13.0
VMware vCloud Usage Meter 4.7 & 4.8
VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition 1.16.0

5th Apr 2024

App Volumes 4 2203
Dynamic Environment Manager 10 2203
ThinApp 2203

11th Apr 2024

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.3.0

12th Apr 2024

vRealize Network Insight 6.6.0

13th Apr 2024

VMware Skyline Collector 3.4

20th Apr 2024

VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle 8.12
VMware Aria Automation 8.12
VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator 8.12

28th Apr 2024

VMware Aria Operations for Logs 8.8 & 8.10

30th Apr 2024

VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs 2.11.0
VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (Windows) 2.11.0
Isolation Segment for VMware Tanzu 2.11.0
Tanzu Application Platform 1.5.0
Bitnami Services for VMware Tanzu 0.1.0
VMware Tanzu Operations Manager 2.10.0


Core infrastructure is oddly quiet this period. VMware Converter has been an unsung hero of many a migration over the years. The 6.3 release has reached end of support, but a 6.4 exists. This adds vSphere 8.0 support and has several security enhancements. Note that it is not an upgrade from 6.3 – it requires a fresh installation.

Modern App Solutions

An interesting period. Tanzu Application Services 2.13 leaves support earlier than 2.11 (a month later). As 3.0 is already considered a legacy release, you’re pretty much looking at a move to 4.0.

Monitoring, Management and Automation

vRealize Automation (and Orchestrator) 8.11.2 leave support in March. While 8.12 leaves in April, even patch releases leave support in succeeding months, so it becomes worth considering an upgrade plan (subject to interoperability) to 8.13 or even the newly released 8.16.

End User Compute

The desktop hypervisors, VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion see releases 17.0 and 3.0 had their support extended out to November since the last update, though the recommendation is still upgrade to 17.5 and 3.5 as needed.

VMware Horizon 8 2103 leaves support as scheduled.

The last App Volumes 2.x release (2.19) is finally put out to pasture, ending almost a decade of continued use for the 2.x family. The replacement is the 4.x family, which has long since moved to YYMM versioning, with the latest release being 2312.

On 5th April, we lose support on the 2203 (so 2 year old) App Volumes, DEM and ThinApp releases. For DEM and App Vols, this should be a straightforward upgrade to one of the newer releases – though the recommendation would be a late 23 release (2309/2312) for longevity. ThinApp’s most recent is 2212, which has support to 2026.


This brings us to the end of this Tech Focus blog, covering the VMware products going End of General Support in March and April 2024. Stay tuned to the blog for further news.

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