Hello to all,
Is there an EOL for the virtual appliances?
On the EOL/EOS URL I see HW appliances and Software versions only.
I've seen this come up in two different scenarios over the years.
1) Imperva: The Virtual Appliances is Software (obviously; I know), and needs to meet the compliance for software version EOL
2) Customer: The customer / NOC had an internal policy regarding golden images or bare metal installations, etc... Perhaps a precursor to the DevOps model of redeploying instead of upgrading, etc... ie.. maximum age for any system hardware or OS = 5-years. After that timeframe, the system must be redeployed according to current vendor recommendations / specifications or internal center of excellence best practices, etc.
I don't know if you ever had a copy of the Imperva SysInfo script that our consulting team uses, but among other things, it iterates a list of all patches and upgrades that have been performed on the existing system. Combining that with the current/average uptime has been helpful in understanding the current state of the environment. Does your team perform any similar activities / reviews as part of your Health Check Services ?