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.
- 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 added reliability and performance.
- HPE StoreOnce 3.15.1, which adds Instant VM Recovery support from Catalyst-based backup repositories.
- Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0
- Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 Public Beta (build 184.108.40.2064)
- VMware vSphere 6.5 (see next section for details)
VMware vSphere 6.5 support
- Encrypted VMs support. vSphere 6.5 introduces VMs with encrypted disks. Such VMs can be backed up in hot add and network (NBD) transport modes only, with hot add mode requiring that the backup proxy itself is an encrypted VM. There are no limitations around restores, because backups contain unencrypted VM data (remember to enable backup encryption if that is a concern).
- VMFS6 support. vSphere 6.5 introduces the new VMFS version, and this update allows you to leverage advanced functionality such as Backup from Storage Snapshots and Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots for VMs with virtual disks residing on VMFS 6 datastores.
- Virtual hardware version 13 support. vSphere 6.5 introduces the new VM hardware version which increases some configuration maximums and adds ability to add NVMe controllers to a VM. This update adds ability to process such VMs.
- NBD compression. VDDK 6.5 adds ability to enable native NBD traffic compression. To control the compression level, create VMwareNBDCompressionLevel (DWORD) registry value under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication key on the backup server with value from 0 (no compression) to 3 (best compression). Please expect significant performance impact from enabling NBD compression unless you’re backing up over slow or very busy management network.
- New guest interaction API support. vSphere 6.5 discontinued VIX API that previous Veeam versions leveraged for network-less guest interaction for functionality such as application-aware processing. As part of vSphere 6.5 support effort, we have switched the corresponding functionality to the new vSphere API for guest interaction, so that you can continue using the existing product functionality with vSphere 6.5.
- New VM tag API support. vSphere 6.5 introduces new APIs for programmatic access and management of vSphere tags. With its support by Veeam, you can continue using advanced backup policies based on tags even after you upgrade to vSphere 6.5
- Double-byte support. Double-byte characters are now supported in the virtual infrastructure object names (such as VM names) and Veeam object names (such as job names).
- Export performance improvements. Disk content export from agent-based backups now processes multiple disks in parallel, as opposed to sequentially.
- Performance improvements. Performance of Backup Copy jobs with large number of VMs (hundreds/thousands) was improved in a few times.
- Reliability improvements. Added network reconnects in certain backup copy process phases where they were not previously used.
OES 2015 SP1 support. Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1 support for file-level recovery from NSS volumes with Trustee Index enabled.
Self-service portal for vCloud Director
- Side by side restore. Tenants are now able to restore VMs and vApps without overwriting the original object by selecting Keep restore option, in which case the restored object will be created with the _restored suffix as opposed to overwriting the original object (which is still possible by selecting Overwrite restore option).
- Job mapping. Added Set-VBRvCloudOrganizationJobMapping PowerShell cmdlet that allows to map a vCloud backup job and associated guest processing credentials to the existing self-service org record to enable tenants to start using self-service portal functionality for the existing jobs and backups.
- Direct SAN transport improvements. Improved direct SAN transport selection on backup proxies with disabled MPIO, added support for parallel restore through multiple Direct SAN backup proxies.
- Restore without storage profile. The newly added Default policy container in the Select Datastore dialog allows restoring, replicating or migrating virtual machines without their virtual disks inheriting an existing storage profile assigned to the target datastore.
- Restore logic improvements. Full VM restore and Instant VM Recovery operations will now preserve workingDir parameter of the original VM.
- Broker service enhancements. Added experimental Broker Service behavior when it does not try to keep the vSphere infrastructure cache up-to-date continuously. Instead, it will query vSphere infrastructure hierarchy changes only when hierarchy data is requested by other Veeam process – but no less often than the specified timeout. Using this mode should significantly reduce vCenter Server traffic in large environments while only slightly delaying tasks requiring vSphere hierarchy data. To enable this mode, create VmwareForcedHierarchyUpdatePeriod (DWORD) registry value under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication key on the backup server with the value in seconds (900 is the recommended value).
- Asian locales support. Veeam Backup & Replication console now supports installation on operating systems with Asian locales, where it was previously unusable due to misplaced UI controls. Update 1 has been tested on all most common Asian locales by Veeam QC and validated by local Veeam teams of the corresponding locations.
- Experimental high DPI monitors support. We've made the first step towards high resolution monitors support – and while there's still work to be done, the UI is now more usable on DPI settings above 100%. This did require changing the UI font, resizing all dialogs and adjusting placement for some UI controls – so you will notice slightly different UI look after installing the update.
This update also resolves the following common support issues:
- Fixed an issue which caused monthly Active Full backup schedule to reset to the default one (First Monday of the month) after upgrading to version 9.5.
- Improved reliability of establishing connections to Linux servers by addressing a number of Linux version-specific issues and updating SSH client.
- Improved Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure proxy appliance deployment and management functionality.
- Improved backup placement logic improvements for reversed-incremental backup jobs targeting scale-out backup repository with per-VM backup file chains disabled.
- Addressed an issue with enabling CBT on a VMware VM when backup server is running on certain non-English locales, for example Turkish.
- Addressed a number of minor issues with Veeam Cloud Connect.
It can be found here: https://www.veeam.com/kb2222
Veeam ONE 9.5 Update 1
This gives support for vSphere 6.5, and have other fixes.
vSphere 6.5 support. Veeam ONE now allows reporting and monitoring on vSphere 6.5 hosts and vCenter Server.
Asian locales support. Veeam ONE console now supports installation on operating systems with Asian locales. Update 1 has been tested on all most common Asian locales by Veeam QC and validated by local Veeam teams of the corresponding locations.
Memory demand for Hyper-V 2016 VMs. Veeam ONE now shows memory demand for VMs configured with static memory.
Enhanced Backup Custom Infrastructure report. More Veeam backup object properties have been added to the report parameters list.
Enhanced VM Backup Status report. This report now allows filtering VMs based on the backup copy jobs.
- Veeam ONE Monitor Client is using wrong data samples to show performance graphs in the advanced scalability mode.
- Under certain conditions Veeam ONE service may crash when resolving all triggered alarms at the same time.
- Email notifications are sent only to first user email address specified in the alarms notifications section.
- Aggregation option cannot be switched to another value in the Veeam ONE Monitor Client.
- Backup copy jobs are treated as regular backup jobs for the “Suppress Veeam backup activity” option which leads to activating alarms suppression engine for production VMs.
- Datastore latency performance counter is showing wrong measurement units.
- Guest OS disk usage alarm is triggered for powered-off virtual machines.
- Hyper-V VMs guest OS disk monitoring alarm stops working when default settings are changed.
- Reads/sec, Writes/sec, IOPS performance counters from the Virtual Storage Device sub-system are not collected in the advanced scalability mode.
- "Local volume free space" alarm is falsely triggered during Veeam ONE service restart.
- Under certain conditions Veeam ONE falsely alarms on the age of existing VM snapshots.
- Under certain conditions Veeam ONE falsely alarms on VM snapshots that do not exist.
- Chargeback report pack is missing for users with limited access (tenants) to the virtual infrastructure.
- Alarms overview report cannot be generated after upgrading to Veeam ONE 9.5
- EMC DataDomain repositories are missing from all Veeam backup reports.
- "VMs Backed Up by Multiple Jobs" shows 01.01.0001 00:00 date as the latest job run for some VMs.
- Change Rate Estimation Rate report cannot be generated directly from Veeam ONE Monitor Client.
- Host Resource Usage Chargeback report for Hyper-V infrastructures treats Failover Cluster quorum disk as local. This disk should be ignored when reviewing the report.
- Veeam ONE Business View service attempts to collect virtual infrastructure data under user account which is used during web site login operation.
- Dashboard scheduling doesn’t work in distributed Veeam ONE installation when security certificates are missing from the server with Veeam ONE Web UI. To resolve this problem, import security certificates that are installed to Veeam ONE server to the server where Veeam ONE Web UI is deployed.
- Guest OS disk usage alarm is reset to its default thresholds after installing Update 1.
It can be found here: https://www.veeam.com/kb2223
Veeam Backup for Office 365 1.0 Update 1
This is a maintenance release, with bug fixes.
- Added a warning when a mailbox is selected which has an invalid Office 365 license.
- The backup fails with the error JET_errTempPathInUse.
- After a restore job, the iSCSI connection to a repository fails with JET_errInstanceUnavailable. The repository now reopens the database correctly.
- After the first of January, 2017, some mailboxes fail to backup with Object reference not set to an instance of an object error. The update also corrects the content of the existing repository databases.
- The configuration database consumes a lot of disk space: Circular logging is now used by default. The Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 service will clear the old non-circular logs on the first start after the update.
- The support ID is now visible in the license information.
- The options dialog is shown incorrectly when a contrast theme is used.
- The System Menu appears at a random place when a non-default DPI is used.
- The headers on dialogs and wizards are too big because you use high DPI.
- When you want to restore items with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, the Conversation History folder isn’t visible for restore.
It can be found here: https://www.veeam.com/kb2224