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Notice: HPE StoreVirtual VSA End of Life Announcement

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER NOTICE

Document ID: a00068246en_us

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Notice: HPE StoreVirtual VSA End of Life Announcement
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2019-03-15

Last Updated: 2019-03-18


DESCRIPTION

The HPE StoreVirtual VSA product family is scheduled to begin its End of Life (EOL) process on 17 March 2019. The purpose of this notice is to explain the various stages of the EOL process and their impact on ordering, product availability, and other important dates. The EOL process has multiple stages that will be described as follows.

End of Life and Lifecycle Event Definitions:

  • End of Life Announcement (EOL-A): Refers to the EOL announcement date and any accompanying documents; for example a customer notice pertaining to the EOL process from EOL-A to the EOSL period.
  • End of Life (EOL): Used generically to describe the whole process from EOL-A to EOSL. The EOL-A date marks the beginning of the EOL process and defines the date from which other phases will to and from.
  • Discontinuance (DISC): Orders after this date will be accepted or fulfilled based on factory inventory availability. For hardware products, this date is critical. For software SKUs, this date is less relevant as inventory availability only depends on commercial availability of the licenses.
  • Obsolescence (OBSO): The last day to purchase a SKU (hardware or software), acceptance of orders is subject to factory availability before OBSO. At the OBSO date, SKUs are physically removed from HPE Price Lists, ordering and quoting systems.
  • End of Support Life (EOSL): HPE Engineering support for the associated products end on this date. EOSL is typically, 3 years past the OBSO date for software products or 5 years for hardware products.

DETAILS

HPE StoreVirtual VSA Product Development

The HPE StoreVirtual VSA software has been in a sustaining mode since the last major feature/function update in 2016 (SVOS 12.6). HPE StoreVirtual OS (SVOS) enhancements have been focused on interoperability/compatibility since HPE SVOS 12.6. Minor updates are being planned for Windows 2019 support and to update security and vulnerabilities in HPE VSA's core OS. Beginning at the DISC date, no new interoperability items will be added to the HPE StoreVirtual Interoperability/Compatibility Matrix. This would include no new host operating systems, hypervisor versions, drivers, plug-ins, etc. All HPE StoreVirtual VSA development will transition to a "sustain only" phase where only critical security or data integrity issues will be considered for resolution until the End of Support Life (EOSL) date.

Affected SKU Lists

The following tables show the HPE StoreVirtual VSA SKUs transitioning through the EOL process outlined earlier in this document.

SKU #
Description
Intro
EOL-A
DISC
OBSO
EOSL
Q5T60A
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 4TB 3 Pack LTU
3/25/2013
3/17/2019
06/28/2019
12/31/2019
12/31/2022
Q5T60AAE
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 4TB 3 Pack E-LTU
3/25/2013
3/17/2019
06/28/2019
12/31/2019
12/31/2022
Q0J77A
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 10TB LTU
3/25/2013
3/17/2019
06/28/2019
12/31/2019
12/31/2022
Q0J77AAE
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 10TB E-LTU
3/25/2013
3/17/2019
06/28/2019
12/31/2019
12/31/2022
Q0J78A
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 50TB LTU
3/25/2013
3/17/2019
06/28/2019
12/31/2019
12/31/2022
Q0J78AAE
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 50TB E-LTU
3/25/2013
3/17/2019
06/28/2019
12/31/2019
12/31/2022

A previously published Customer Notice (Doc ID: a00021920en_us), titled: HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software - Convert 3-Year And 5-Year Term Licenses To No-Term Licenses, covered the transition from "Term Licenses" to the newer HPE StoreVirtual "No Term" licenses:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00021920en_us

Customers running HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software with 3-year or 5-year term licenses are highly encouraged to convert to No-Term licenses to continue run their HPE StoreVirtual VSA solution.

NOTE: Transitions must be made before the HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 SKUs reach the OBSO date outlined above. If a customer is running expired Term Licenses, some SAN functionality will be disabled and numerous features will not allow the configuration to be expanded after the expiration.

NOTE: See "Adding a license to an HPE StoreVirtual VSA" in the HPE StoreVirtual Storage User Guide,for more information about extending and upgrading HPE StoreVirtual VSA licenses.

As of 28 June 2019, the following No-Term HPE StoreVirtual VSA licenses will reach Discontinuance (DISC) in the End of Life process. They will remain purchasable until 31 December 2019 (OBSO), after which they will no longer be available and will be removed from the HPE Price List and systems. HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 systems running with these No-Term licenses will be supported until 31 December 2022 (EOSL).

Product Number (SKU
License Description
Q5T60A
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 4TB 3 Pack LTU
Q5T60AAE
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 4TB 3 Pack E-LTU
Q0J77A
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 10TB LTU
Q0J77AAE
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 10TB E-LTU
Q0J78A
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 50TB LTU
Q0J78AAE
HPE StoreVirtual VSA 2014 Software 50TB E-LTU

Replacement Products:

Depending on user workloads and application requirements, HPE StoreVirtual VSA's position in the HPE Storage portfolio will be covered by HPE's world-class portfolio of hybrid and all flash arrays, hyper-converged solutions, and a comprehensive set of big data and data analytics solutions. Contact HPE sales or partners for appropriate guidance.

Additional information:

HPE StoreVirtual software and documentation downloads: http://www.hpe.com/storage/downloads/storevirtual

HPE homepage: http://www.hpe.com

HPE Storage products homepage: http://www.hpe.com/storage

HPE Pointnext Services homepage: http://www.hpe.com/services

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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE StoreVirtual VSA Software, HPE StoreVirtual VSA Software Licenses
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: SIK4270
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