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To simplify and streamline product portfolio, VMware has decided that the vCenter Operations Suite replaces vCenter CapacityIQ and vCenter CapacityIQ as a standalone product will be discontinued from  January 24, 2012.

Customer of vCenter CapacityIQ with an active support and subscription (SnS) contract, are entitled to upgrade to the vCenter Operations Management Suite Advanced edition free of charge. The advantage of this entitlement, is to access not only an enhanced set of capacity management features, but also benefit from analytics-based performance management capabilities and a new operations management dashboard only available in vCenter Operations.

VMware will continue to provide technical support for vCenter CapacityIQ in line with their General Support Policy through December 1, 2012.

For more information about the vCenter Operations Management Suite:

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