There are bound to be varying opinions on the legality and/or morality of Geek Squad's practice of turning over client data to the FBI; especially considering that at least one instance allegedly led to the GS employee being paid for the info. I am intrigued to hear what others think about this.
and as these are Xserve 3,1 are on the HCL for ESXi 5.5. Therefore I can legally accept the Apple EULA, and install Apple macOS Virtual Machines on them, because they have an Apple badge (Apple hardware).
If you do not have an Apple badge on your hardware, you are in breach of the Apple EULA. (Please do not ask me, because this cannot be discussed on Experts Exchange)
I've seen many posts recently, Experts jumping in and posting, ESXi 5.5 is not supported after September 2018, which is a true statement, but it does not really help the Member posting a question, as to what the issue is today they are experiencing.
also... that is not really a hard and fast rule, Support for ESXi 5.5 CAN be extended if you purchase support.
"In the event you are unable to upgrade before the End of General Support (EOGS) and are active on Support and Subscription, you have the option to purchase extended support in one year increments for up to two years beyond the EOGS date. Visit VMware Extended Support for more information."
"Technical Guidance for vSphere 5.5 is available until September 19, 2020 primarily through the self-help portal"
e.g. all the firmware, security and critical update patches, software will still be available for download, all VMware Kbs, and VMware Communities information will still be available.
What does this mean to you and your organization ?
1. Unless you are covered by a valid support and subscription, and purchased extended support, you will not be able to make a telephone support, or email support, or online support request for vSphere 5.5.
2. If you Support and Subscription has expired - not …