Bilal233
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Support for OS 2003 and 2008R2 in vsphere 7

Hi Expert ,

i want to know , does vSphere 7 U1 , will supported OS 2003 & 2008 R2 , i checked the compatibility , its show legacy support (what does it mean , does this vSphere7 version will support it or not), i want to migrate from vSphere 6.5 to 7.

whats the suggestion or best practices for these OS version .

 

Thanks 

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szafa
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Hi @Bilal233 
 
Legacy
 
The Legacy support level is between Supported and Deprecated. These guest operating systems are typically no longer supported by the original vendor. As a result, VMware's ability to support this guest operating system is reduced because VMware may not be able to collaborate with the OS vendor to provide the highest level of support.
 
 
I hope that will clarify your doubts
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Bilal233
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Hi szafa,

Thanks for reply,

still   i have a doubt , does these OS  will run normally in vSphere 7 as its running in 6.5 or not .

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Arvind_Kumar11
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Hi Mate,

You can run guest OS Windows 2003 on ESXi 7.0 U1 but it will have some reduced feature

Pls check the below compatibility matrix:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=software&testConfig=16&prod...

OS Support level information:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2015161

 

Regards,

Arvind

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szafa
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@Bilal233 short answer, yes they will run normally so there is nothing to worry

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