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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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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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