VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1

When VMware vSphere/vCenter 5.1 was released in September 2012, I started to get excited about upgrading both my VMware View and VMware vSphere environments to versions 5.1.

Both the “VMware View 5.1 Release Notes” and “VMware View 5.1.1 Release Notes” say that “VMware View 5.1 is supported on the following versions of VMware vSphere: vSphere 5.0 or later.”

I interpret the phrase “vSphere 5.0 or later” to mean any version of vSphere that became generally available after version 5.0 became generally available. And since vSphere 5.1 was release after (later than) version 5.0, VMware View 5.1 or 5.1.1 would be supported to run on vSphere 5.1.

Alas, that is not the case and my logic is not welcome here:

Even the “VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes” shows that VMware vCenter Server 5.1 is not compatible with any version of VMware View.

It would be nice if VMware didn’t release conflicting information, or at least would avoid using the phrase “or later” when documenting compatibility. I’ll just have to wait for either an upgrade to VMware View or an upgrade to VMware vSphere for the two solutions to be compatible with each other once again.