It may be hard to read; but the end of the road is coming for vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 in terms of General Support. These versions were released in 2016 and 2018. vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 will run into End of General Support on 10/15/2022. You can search for end of support dates for any VMware product on the VMware Product Lifecycle Matrix.
What does this mean?
vSphere is a term that generally refers to the combination of vCenter Server and the ESXi Hypervisor. After 10/15/22, these products will transition from General Support to Technical Guidance. In this state, support for VMware products centers around web-only support that focuses on providing links to known workarounds for less critical issues. Phone and Zoom-based support are not available. For the more information, refer to the VMware Product Lifecycle Policies.
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