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Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 released for production

Last weekend the final version of Veeam Backup and Replication Update 1 was released.

VMware vSphere 6.5 is now fully supported.

The vSphere 6.5 support adds the following features:

  • Encrypted VMs support.
  • VMFS6 support.
  • Virtual hardware version 13 support.
  • NBD compression. VDDK 6.5 adds ability to enable native NBD traffic compression.
  • New guest interaction API support.
  • New VM tag API support. vSphere 6.5 introduces new APIs for programmatic access and management of vSphere tags.

To get the full list of changes go to https://www.veeam.com/download_add_packs/vmware-esx-backup/kb2222/

I’ve wrote down the few steps to install the update.

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Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 – Release Candidate availiable

At the beginning of the new year Veeam has built the Release Candidate for Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 1.

With this update it is possible to backup VMs running on vSphere 6.5. You have to open a case at Veeam to get the Release Candidate. Remeber: Those updates are only for testing. Productive support will come with the official update!

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Veeam B&R 9.5 – Microsoft Exchange logs are not beeing truncated

After upgrade to the new version of Veeam Backup and Replication (9.5) you could get a failure within your Microsoft Exchange Backups.

The Backup runs even normal and ends apparently successful. But the logs are not being truncated and the event logs might shows an event ID 2034.

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Upgrade vCSA 6.0 to 6.5

vSphere 6.5 is now GA. In this post I want to go through the upgrade process of the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). First thing I can say. It works really good :)

The upgrade process will create a new machine and transfer all data (you can choose between configuration + events + performance data) from the old one to the new vCSA.

Please think about, when to install the upgrade… All 3rd party software, which is using the vCenter must support the new version. If you have a lab this could be okay, but in your production it is not much fun, if backup or something else fails.

But now to the upgrade…

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VMworld 2016 Europe – My first visit

With this small journal I want to give you a little review of my first visit at VMworld Europe.

I will try to update this post daily.

First thanks to MTI because they raffle one VMworld ticket and I was the lucky winner. Thank you to provide me this opportunity. Anthony hope we will see us there :)

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