Firefly Host (vGW) Dates & Milestones

The table below details important information relevant to each Firefly Host (vGW) software release. The dates and milestones provided are in accordance with the policies of Firefly Host (vGW) software at the time of each software release and are in accordance with stated End of Life/End of Support policies for Juniper Networks.

ProductFRS DateEnd of EngineeringEnd of Life/
End of Support
6.01 01/27/2014 08/24/2016 08/24/2016
5.5 09/24/2012 05/24/2014 05/24/2015
5.0 09/27/2011 05/27/2013 05/27/2014
4.5 02/28/2011 08/28/2012 08/28/2013
4.0 06/30/2010 12/30/2011 12/30/2012

1vGW/Firefly Host and vSphere 5.5

vGW/Firefly Host and vSphere 5.5 isn’t supported after 12/31/2014 because of VMware’s eol of VMsafe. Only vSphere 5.1 will be supported with vGW/Firefly Host to 08/24/2016. However, customers have the option to run Firefly Perimeter/vSRX on vSphere 5.1 or 5.5 without restriction (it does not rely on VMsafe). Another option is on a case by case basis, VMware Sales can offer an exception to support vSphere 5.5 w/ VMSafe solution for reasonable timeframe within which customer can transition to NSX. There is an RPQ process that needs to be followed for this purpose:
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