I just wanted to remind people of Veeam’s stance towards supporting multiple editions of products with the impending release of v11 and the all-star collection of upgrades we’re about to receive.
Veeam have three stages to the end of the lifecycle of a product version:
Stage One: End of Fix
Veeam focus their development on bug fixing on the latest available version only, so if you encounter a bug with v10 once v11 is released, one of two things will happen:
- If the issue is resolved on v11, you will be advised to upgrade to v11.
- If the issue isn’t resolved on v11, Veeam’s default stance is not to fix on v10, but instead focus efforts on fixing in v11, they do have a caveat this will be reviewed on a case by case basis but you shouldn’t expect to get a fix on v10.
You will still receive technical support on products in this stage provided you have a valid support contract.
Stage Two: End of Support
Once a product has reached end of support even with a valid support contract you will no longer receive support for this product, you will be required to upgrade to a version that is still in active development or at Stage One of it’s EOL cycle.
Stage Three: End of Life
Once a product is end of life, the ability to download this product is removed from the website entirely (case by case exceptions may apply here).
With all these great releases around the corner, please take the time to make sure you’re not about to suddenly fall into stage 2/3 and start planning your upgrades now if applicable.
Want to read more?
Full information available here, this contains a PDF of the current stage in the lifecycle of currently supported products: KB1530: End of Support Details for Veeam Products