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Veeam released Update 2 for Backup & Replication 9.5

On May 12th Veeam has released the Update 2 for Backup and Replication 9.5

I’ve updated now my home lab and after testing our production site too. The Update runs fine with no errors, all jobs are finishing successful. From my side there is no reason to wait for installing the update.

Veeam had listen to the customers and has included many enhancements (vSAN 6.6; Exchange 2016 CU5; Storage Vendor support) and fixes.

Here are the most significant (for me) of them:

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Upgrade the vSAN Witness Appliance

I’m using vSAN within my Homelab. In this post I explain the update (replacement) of the vSAN Witness Appliance. An update is a replacement in fact. You power up a new Witness Appliance, configures it, disable the Stretched Cluster and reconfigure this one with the new Witness.

Sounds to easy? But it is…

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Deploy vSAN Witness Appliance

This little post describes the deployment of the vSAN Witness Appliance.

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VMware Certification – Prices will be raised on April 1

For all of you, who wants to take an exam for VCP, VCAP or VCDX:

Only 7 Days left to get the old price!

VMware will adjust the prices for all exams by around 12% except the Expert level which gets a big mark up by over 300%.

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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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