Some years ago, with the release of VMware vCloud Director 1.0, VMware announced the end of support date for Lab Manager 4.x. That date had actually come and gone last month. This morning there was a communication from VMware that Lab Manager 4.x support has been extended for another year with the new end of support date being May 21, 2014. It would appear VMware had more existing Lab Manager end users not willing to immediately migrate to vCloud Director than originally thought.
The text from the email can be found below:
Dear VMware Valued Customers,
VMware is pleased to announce a 1-year extension to the support for VMware vCenter Lab Manager 4.x. As reference, the original end of support date for this product was May 1, 2013. The new official end of support date will be May 21, 2014. This new end of support date aligns with VMware vSphere 4.x (noted in the support lifecycle matrix below as VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x and vCenter Server 4.x) end of support. This new date also allows the vCenter Lab Manager customer base more time to both use the 4.x product and evaluate options for moving beyond vCenter Lab Manager in the near future.