Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

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Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby AlexLeadingEdge » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:46 pm

We are about to roll out Windows Server 2016 for a client and we need to know if Veeam Endpoint 1.5 is compatible with a Windows Server 2016 domain. Has anyone looked at this aspect while we are waiting for Veeam Endpoint 2.0?
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:28 am

Hi,

There should be no issues with Endpoint in 2016 domain though it has not been fully tested. The only problem with 2016 is that you cannot install Endpoint on Windows 2016 without tweaking.

Thank you.
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:28 am

Yes, if you want to have a fully supported solution, then you need to wait for version 2 (or an update from our dev team).
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[MERGED] Installing VEB on windows server 2016 failed

Veeam Logoby Blacky » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:20 pm

Hi,
I would like to install VEB 1.5.306 on a Server 2016 but the installation failed.
When will an update be available?
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:33 pm

The GA of the next version of Veeam Agent for Windows is scheduled to the next year.
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby mkaec » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:05 pm

Oh, no! Upgrading our systems to Server 2016 was supposed to be our Christmas present! :)

What happens if VEB 1.5 is already installed on a 2012 R2 server and it is upgraded to 2016?
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:30 pm

I don't know whether this scenario was tested or not, but VEB might still work though it will be unsupported by our technical team.
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:33 pm

Guys,

Official support from Windows Server 2016 comes with Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 Meanwhile, feel free to install current version in your test environment and let us know the results.
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:07 pm 1 person likes this post

Vitaliy S. wrote:The GA of the next version of Veeam Agent for Windows is scheduled to the next year.

That said, we will have public beta before the end of this year.

mkaec wrote:Oh, no! Upgrading our systems to Server 2016 was supposed to be our Christmas present! :)

Are you sure this is a good idea? I mean, there's no better way to spoil yourself a festive season than getting into major upgrades just before one ;)
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:52 am 1 person likes this post

I still remember at a bank I was consulting years ago, December was called "frozen zone": because of the end of years calcs that needed to be done and all other operations, NO change to the environment was allowed other than security patches and only for some exposed systems, for everything else only daily activities were allowed.
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby mkaec » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:04 pm 2 people like this post

Are you sure this is a good idea? I mean, there's no better way to spoil yourself a festive season than getting into major upgrades just before one ;)

On the flip side, it's easier to tell a user complaining about maintenance downtime to go spend time with his or her family. :)
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby mkaec » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:02 pm

For us, our "frozen zone" tends to be January through April. Between the accountants handling year end and the tax guys getting ready for tax filing, some of our users keep odd hours during this time, making it difficult to schedule maintenance windows. We've gotten complaints, in the past, about maintenance that was running at 4:00 AM.
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby togenshi » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:00 am

Any caveats with Window Server 2016 internal alpha/beta so far? I'm guessing containers, ReFS and nano server features could make headache or two. I think an update on the RE environment will be needed as well?

Could there be a nice msi package this time?
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:56 pm

Yes, there are some things that are not supported in the current release. We will have a public beta of v2 soon, so you could start using it/testing it with Windows Server 2016.
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Re: Windows Server 2016 + VEP 1.5 ?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:15 am

I think an update on the RE environment will be needed as well?

Every major release requires update of Veeam Recovery Media. Same story with upcoming version

Could there be a nice msi package this time?

There is a non-supported hack to extract the components from the setup file and manually install them one by one. You can use it to test VEB 1.5 with Windows 2016 but as I said before, use it for testing purpose only.
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