VMware is announcing the End of Distribution (EoD) of all VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat (vCSHB) binaries effective December 29, 2016, 11:59pm PST. As a result, all versions of vCSHB will be removed from VMware download servers and customers will no longer be able to obtain vCSHB binaries from VMware after the above date.
Current vCSHB customers must download and archive a copy of vCSHB binaries, should these binaries be needed for any purpose at any point in the future. This notification does not impact customer’s ability to use vCSHB past December 29, 2016. Customers receive perpetual licenses when purchasing vCSHB and this entitles them to continued use of the licenses despite the end of distribution or end of support. Binaries, however, will not be available beyond December 29, 2016.