The last days VCSA 6.7.0a gets GA. In this post I want to show the upgrade from VCSA 6.5 U1 to VCSA 6.7.0 (not a). In my other post (Update VCSA 6.7) I’ve made the update from 6.7.0 to 6.7.0a.
First thing to know is, there is no support to upgrade from 6.5 U2 to 6.7.0! So, if you are planning to update your existing VCSA 6.5 to Update 2 you have to wait for the (maybe) VCSA 6.7 Update 1 to migrate to 6.7.
There is also no support from Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 for vSphere 6.7 (www.veeam.com) Support will come with the next update.
VMware has made an KB article with important information before upgrade (kb.vmware.com)
Now lets start with the upgrade
On Dec 18th Veeam released the Update 3 of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and Veeam One 9.5.
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 has many new features. I will outline my favorites
- Built-in agent management. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux can now be deployed and managed directly from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, adding support for physical and cloud workloads protection.
- VMDK resize operation will no longer result in resetting CBT data for all virtual machine disks, but rather for the resized disk only.
- Data location tagging. Ensure data sovereignty compliance required by various regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by tagging production infrastructure and backup infrastructure objects with locations.
Full Release Notes and Downloads can be found following the links
I’ve written down the few update steps for both in this article.
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:
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.
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!