VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 Released

VMware has released vSphere 6.7 Update 1, before installing make sure that your 3rd part application supports this new version, like image backup, management and other. This version will feature the full function HTML5 client i vCenter. Backup problem: Veeam has found some problems after updating to this version, see this forum thread: https://forums.veeam.com/vmware-vsphere-f24/vsphere-6-7-u1-support-t54673.html Veeam has a KB […]

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a Released

Veeam has released Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a, which has support for VMware vSphere 6.7 and VMware vSphere 6.5 U2 preliminary support. What's new: Platform support VMware vSphere 6.7 support. Includes the new HTML5 version of vSphere Web Client plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication, and asynchronous NBD/NBDSSL support for improved read performance of network transport […]

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 update 3 Released.

Veeam has released the much awaited update 3 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5. New features 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. Maintain complete control of data protection […]

Veeam SAN mode Backup failure

I was troubleshooting a strange Veeam backup problem. I could not get Veeam to do SAN mode backup. The installation was. vCenter 6.5 Update 1c ESXi 6.5 update 1 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2 Backup server Windows 2012 R2 Backup Proxy server Windows 2016 Subsystem Device Driver Device Specific Module 2.5.0.0 storage IBM Storwize V7000 FC Hyperswap VMFS-6 […]

Veeam has Released Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5

Veeam has released Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5. New features and enhancements: Distributed, scalable architecture Enhanced scalability in distributed environments with several Remote Offices/Branch Offices and in service providers infrastructures Backup proxies take the workload off the management server, providing flexible throttling policy settings for performance optimization. Support for multiple repositories Streamlines data backup and […]

VMware Appliances and Backup Strategies

VMware has are using a lot of Virtual Appliances to there products, but there are different backup strategies for them. I have compiled a list of some of them here and their options. Supports quiesced snapshot: Most appliances supports this, but not all, always check before usingquisced image backup. vSphere vCenter Appliance 6.0 and 6.5  6.0 : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60 6.5 […]

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 (Public BETA)

You can now sign up for the Public Beta of the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0. System requirements Hardware  CPU: x86-64 processor architecture.  Memory: 2 GB RAM.  Disk Space: 150 MB for product installation.  Network: 1 Mbps or faster. High latency and reasonably unstable WAN links are supported.  System firmware: BIOS or UEFI.  Drive encryption: […]

vSphere 6.5 Backup Interoperability

We are still waiting for the backup vendors to support vSphere 6.5. At the moment VMware VDP 6.1.3 and Veritas Backup Exec 16 has support. Veritas Backup Exec 16 does not support vSAN 6.5 (see the Software Compatibility list here: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000115689) Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3 has a limited support, see here. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116592 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 will have support and is […]

Veeam B&R 9.0 Update 2 Released

Last week Veeam released update 2 for there Veeam Backup and Replication 9.0. This is update contains support for this new platforms: Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series support for Direct NFS backup mode. EMC Unity support for Backup from Storage Snapshots and Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots functionality. EMC Data Domain DD OS 5.7 support for DD […]

Veeam B&R SQL Log Shipping and Firewall Rules

I was looking at which ports that should be open in a Firewall, for SQL log Shipping to work, so I was looking at the "VM Guest OS Connection" section of the documentation: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/used_ports.html#guest But that is not all that needs to be opened you also have to look at the "Backup Server Connections" section and […]