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 […]

vSphere 6.0 Update 3 and more Released

VMware Sphere vCenter 6.0 update 3 This new version have some new features and bug fixes: Support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol: Support for TLSv 1.0, TLSv 1.1, and TLSv 1.2 are enabled by default and configurable for vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3. VMware Syslog Collector on vCenter Server Appliance supports TLSv1.0 only. To configure […]

VMware vSphere 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3 Released

VMware has released vSphere vCenter 6.5a, ESXi 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3. vCenter 6.5a and ESXi 6.5a is needed for NSX 6.3. They also contains bug fixes. See release notes for vCenter 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-vcenter-server-650a-release-notes.html See release notes for ESXi 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-esxi-650a-release-notes.html NSX for vSphere 6.3 also has a lot of new feature and enhancements. See the […]

Veeam has release Update 1 for B&R, One and Office 365

Veeam has released 3 updates today. Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 1 This gives support for vSphere 6.5, and have other fixes. Solution Platform support Dell EMC Data Domain OS 6.0, including synthetic full backup performances optimizations, backup retention and health check reliability improvements. HPE 3PAR 3.2.2 MU3, including multiple API interaction improvements for […]

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 […]

vCenter 6.5 Image Builder Stops Working after Changing Certificates

I was looking at VMware vCenter 6.5 i my lab, and wanted to change the certificate, but after change the certificate the Image Builder failed with some error. Before i change the certificate i had added some things to the Image Builder “Software Deopts”. VMware HA Agent and HPE ESXi 6.5 customized image depot file. After i changed […]

vCenter 6.0 Update 2a and ESXi 6.0 Express Update 8 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.0 Update 2a, this is a minor update, that contains only bugfixes and security updates. See the release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u2a-release-notes.html And there is a new build of vSphere¬†ESXi, this contains some important fixes for vSAN and other. See the release notes here: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146984 and: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146985 Share This:

vSphere 6.5 and other Released

VMware has today released the new vSPhere 6.5 and other. vSphere 6.5 What's new: vCenter Migration Tool Improved appliance management Native high availability Native backup and restore HTML5-based vSphere Client Improved Appliance Management VMware vCenter High Availability Improved vSphere Web Client vCSA includes vSphere Update Manager Improved Host Profiles Improved Auto Deploy VMware Tools version now […]