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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109751220, Entry date: 10/13/2017

Announcement of product phase-out for selected virtual machines within the "SIMATIC Virtualization as a Service"

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Announcement of product phase-out for selected virtual machines within the product spectrum of the “SIMATIC Virtualization as a Service”

The following virtual machines for PCS 7 V8.0 and for WinCC V7.2 will no longer be available as of 31st July 2018:



Discontinued article number – Windows Server






VM with W2008 Server R2 64 Bit




VM with W2008 Server R2 64 Bit
including the newest security patches



Discontinued article number – VMs with PCS 7 V8.0




VM with PCS 7 V8.0 SP2 OS Server




VM with PCS 7 V8.0 SP2 ES / OS Client




VM with PCS 7 V8.0 SP2 OS Client




VM with PCS 7 V8.0 SP2 Web Server



Discontinued article number – VMs mit WinCC V7.2




VM with WinCC V7.2 Server




VM with WinCC V7.2 Single Station / Client


Successor virtual machines for higher versions of PCS 7 and WinCC are still available, please see product notes in the Product Support online - Link.

Further information

More information on SIMATIC Virtualization as a Service can be found online at www.siemens.com/sivaas 

Product Support is available for registered users https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/ww/en/ps/20178 

Should you have any questions, please contact your regional sales representative via the Global Contact Database

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