This is just a quick article to let you know that VMware vSphere 5.1 now appears on the Microsoft SVVP list. There have been quite a few customers asking about this. It didn’t impact support of any customers that have a Microsoft Premier Support Agreement, but could have impacted customers that don’t have a Premier Support. Anyway, to cut a long story short VMware and Microsoft sorted out the holdup and now got the list updated. You can check out the new entry here – Windows Server Catalog – VMware vSphere 5.1.
[Updated 25/06/2013] A couple of people have mentioned that I haven’t explained in this was the Microsoft SVVP is. So here goes. SVVP stands for the Server Virtualization Validation Program. It’s basically Microsoft’s way of validating hypervisor technology with their server products. But as I’ve said above it’s only relevant if you don’t already have a Premier Support Agreement. So know you know what SVVP is.
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