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Legacy systems (Dell, Cisco and Lenovo)

Hi guys,

I am new to the forum, so hello (not with Simplivity bye the way), I was wondering whether there are more customers/forum members out there with Legacy and HPE systems in the same federation. We started out in 2016 with a 2+1 setting with Lenovo hardware, in 2018 we extended with a 2+1 setting from HPE. They are all running in the same federation, the '2' nodes on my site and the '+1' nodes in a remote datacenter. All connected to the same vCenter instance (seperated in linked mode). All the six nodes are running 3.7.10 and all is running fine. I am aware that the support for legacy systems has stopped from 4.0.0, but from 3.7.8 there is support for difference version of Simplivity in the same federation, thats really nice. But, i also opened a case for this, i cant seem to get a statement from HPE what it has to do with support when i upgrade vCenter to 6.7U3 (supported by 4.0.0 and HPE). There are no more interoperability guides for legacy systems. I think i know the answer but i would like to hear the comment from the forum members and of course HPE!

Kind regards,

ErwinH

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Re: Legacy systems (Dell, Cisco and Lenovo)

It will be not supported as officially because it did not tested by engineering . If customer need special situation like bug etc.   then first they need to rise a support case and enginnering may approve or not this kind of request.


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Re: Legacy systems (Dell, Cisco and Lenovo)

New code releases for legacy systems has stopped, so no new software will be released, including third party software interoprobaility. What has been tested with 3.7.10 on legacy systems is supported and will continue until EOL. If it's not on the list, it is not supported. 


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Re: Legacy systems (Dell, Cisco and Lenovo)

It's good news that HPE only focuses on the simplivity HP. The engineering teams may be able to move the rest of the Hyper-V stuff forward.

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Re: Legacy systems (Dell, Cisco and Lenovo)

Legacy systems will be supported until their end of service life for critical defects in firmware product and security defects,this will continue until 2021.What will change is the tempo of releases if any for legacy systems ,Should a critical defect be identified there will be a release this however will not be in line with the release tempo of HPE nodes and no new features will be added,when running mixed clusters as in this case it should not be assumed that a release for the legacy systems will ever happen and they  these will  happen in lockstep. 

 


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