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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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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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