End of Availability for VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
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End of Availability for VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager

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Issue/Introduction

This article provides information on the End of Availability for VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager.


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Resolution

On May 20th, 2014 VMware announced the End of Availability of VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager, for non-Service Provider customers, effective from June 10, 2014. After this date, customer cannot purchase this product.

All support and maintenance for the removed versions of vCenter Chargeback Manager remain unaffected and continues as per the VMware Life Cycle Support Policy through the published support period, June 30, 2015.

Existing users can continue to use vCenter Chargeback Manager beyond the End of Availability and receive customer support until the End of Support date June 30, 2015.

You can download vCenter Chargeback Manager at VMware Downloads.

VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP)

There is no change for VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partners. Please refer to the VSPP newsletter on May 20, 2014 for more information.

vRealize Operations Manager customers
Chargeback Manager 2.6 is not included in future releases of vRealize Operations Manager Advanced and Enterprise Edition.
  1. Current vRealize Operations Manager 5.8.1 is the last version which includes the Chargeback Manager 2.6.
  2. vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.2 patch release does not include Chargeback Manager 2.6.
  3. Existing customers using vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.1 or prior are entitled to Chargeback Manager 2.6.
  4. Chargeback Manager 2.6 is compatible with vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.2. However, it is not compatible with the next major release of vRealize Operations Manager 6.x.


vCloud Suite customers

  1. Customers who have purchased vCloud Suite 5.5x prior to June 10, 2014 are entitled to Chargeback Manager 2.6.
  2. New customers who purchased vCloud Suite 5.5x on or after June 10, 2014 are entitled to Chargeback Manager 2.6, if they choose to deploy vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.1 or prior. However, new vCloud Suite customers are not entitled to Chargeback Manager if they choose to deploy vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.2 or later releases.


VMware vRealize Business Advanced and Enteprise Edition Promotion for current Chargeback Manager customers

VMware is offering an vRealize Business Advanced and Enteprise Edition Promotion for current Chargeback Manager customers. Customers can receive 80% discount on VMware vRealize Business Advanced and Enteprise 1.x Standard Edition license list price. VMware Support and Subscription (SnS) are required. Promotion is valid from August 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 at 11:59PM PT (Pacific Time). For more information, see http://www.vmware.com/promotions/2014-chargeback-itbm-promo.
Support Inquiries
For more information, see VMware Licensing at VMware Support. (When filing a Support Request, select Folder and License Management from the Product Licensing or Account.)

For more information on Chargeback Manager, see the Products page.