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vCloud Director versions support

Post by bdunington » Sep 01, 2015 5:34 pm

Good Morning ;)

VMware has rekindled it's romance with vCloud director. My questions is has Veeam? VCD is a critical piece to our operation and we would like to better understand Veeam's roadmap with VCD. I understand your Dev team is wrapping up on your V9 release but we would volunteer to work with your team to provide feedback on what would empower us to provide better services to our customers using Veeam & VCD.
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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by veremin » Sep 02, 2015 8:13 am

Let me quote Anton Gostev's recent forum digest, as it pretty much explains our position regarding vCD support:
Gostev wrote: I've been getting a steady stream of questions about our long term strategy with vCloud Director. While Veeam was the first to deliver advanced vCloud Director integration in our v7, we did take a pause after that in terms of adding more features. So, our users started to wonder if we are to keep investing into this integration – especially in light of unclear vCloud Director futures per some announcements VMware has made at the time. In fact, those were the very reason why we decided to hold on, and monitor the usage trend before investing into this integration any further. Fast forward to 2015, we now do have a significant adoption of this functionality within our customer base – and in the past few months, situation has really cleared up on VMware side too! They are clearly moving the product forward, having released vCloud Director 5.6 and with a beta of vCloud Director 8.0 now open. Likewise, we are now fully intended to keep enhancing our integration with vCloud Director. In fact, you can already see this with Veeam being (again) the first to fully support the most recent vCloud Director 5.6 release (as a part of our Update 2). And there's more to come, so watch this space!
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[MERGED] : v8 and vCloud Director 8

Post by florian.meier » Feb 23, 2016 2:27 pm

Hello

Is vCloud Director 8 supported with Backup and Replication v8. When not, is it with v9?

Thank you for help.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by dellock6 » Feb 23, 2016 3:27 pm

Hi Florian, vcd v8 is fully supported in Veeam Backup & Replication v9.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by florian.meier » Feb 23, 2016 3:33 pm

Thank you Luca.

So only in v9, not in v8 right?

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by dellock6 » Feb 23, 2016 3:36 pm

Correct.
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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by nickfurnell » Mar 16, 2016 9:32 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Guys

This is slightly off topic, but we are use Veeam and Zerto (please keep reading) within our business - both internally and for our customers, to provide various Backup & DR services. We have recently had a discussion with Zerto regarding their lack of official support for Cloud Director v8, due to a VMware bug, see below.

VMware VCD 8.0 Bug's: The high-level issue is that under some conditions (dependent e.g. on the number of datastore clusters in the storage policy and whether SDRS is turned on or off), importing VMs into vCD will fail. Since this import is a crucial part of ZVR’s recovery flow in vCD, we cannot provide support for this platform at this point.

VCD8 is supported by Veeam - my question is, how do you not suffer from the same API issues. Different API's calls I assume..

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by Gostev » Mar 16, 2016 3:10 pm 1 person likes this post

nickfurnell wrote:Different API's calls I assume
Sure! It is well known fact that Zerto is using unsupported APIs, so encountering all sorts of issues with them is to be expected when it comes to new platform releases. I guess this is the reason why VMware explicitly does not support Zerto. Thanks!

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by florian.meier » Jun 01, 2016 2:33 pm

Hello

vCloud Director 8.10 is officially released from VMware. Is it supported by Veeam B&R 9 U1?
http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en ... _8-10.html

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by foggy » Jun 02, 2016 12:32 pm

Hi Florian, we need some time to test it in our lab before claiming any support.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by florian.meier » Jun 02, 2016 2:02 pm

Thank you foggy. Is it possible to inform me here, if support is provided by veeam?

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by foggy » Jun 02, 2016 2:03 pm

Yes, we'll get back to share the results of our findings.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by bdunington » Jun 07, 2016 6:28 pm

Thanks Foggy.

Do you have a timeline for when this will be validated with Veeam V9. vCloud 8.1 has many new features that our clients are requesting and we would like to schedule the upgrade but we need the confirmation from Veeam to move forward.

Thanks again
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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by foggy » Jun 08, 2016 12:53 pm

QA gave me a rough estimate of 2 weeks - 1 month.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by florian.meier » Jul 08, 2016 8:56 am

Hello

Are there any news?

Thank you!

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by veremin » Jul 08, 2016 10:56 am

Based on the results on initial tests, everything looks good. So, we might include support for it in Update 2. However, as usual, those plans are subject to change.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by florian.meier » Jul 08, 2016 11:20 am

Ok thank you, is there a planned date for Update2 release?

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by veremin » Jul 08, 2016 11:33 am

Cannot comment on ETA at the moment. Thanks.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by Gostev » Jul 08, 2016 3:50 pm 1 person likes this post

No planned date but as far as time range, currently it is looking like late July to early August.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by florian.meier » Jul 11, 2016 6:14 am

thank you guys!

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[MERGED] vCloud Director 8.1 Support

Post by xerexb11b » Jul 17, 2016 3:30 am

Anyone see any issues with Veeam supporting VCD 8.1?

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by EugeneK » Jul 22, 2016 5:44 pm

Thank you for the heads up on timeline. If there's a beta-testing still underway and you need extra help - please let me know. Thanks!
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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by foggy » Jul 22, 2016 5:47 pm

Eugene, our betas are not public, but if you're in contact with any of our system engineers, you can ask for the ability to participate.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by YevgeniyZ » Feb 22, 2017 11:27 am 1 person likes this post

Seems to me that found correct topic
Hi everyone
do we support vCloud Director 8.20 for Service Providers?
http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en ... _8-20.html
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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by foggy » Feb 22, 2017 1:33 pm

Released 21 FEB 2017
We need at least to upgrade the lab and perform some tests prior claiming anything.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by snokohn » Mar 13, 2017 5:36 pm

I just upgraded to vcloud director 8.2 veeam jobs failed so I had to revert vcloud director back. An eta on vcloud director 8.2 support would be helpfull

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by Gostev » Mar 13, 2017 8:54 pm

We're currently testing 8.20 as well, will know appox timeline as soon as we determine all the things that this new version broke...

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by foggy » Mar 14, 2017 10:16 am

Mike, could you please open a case and provide logs for the failed jobs? So far we haven't seen this internally during our testing against vCloud Director 8.20.

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by bdunington » Mar 14, 2017 10:08 pm

Hi Foggy,

Where also ready to move to VCD 8.2 but we have thousands vm's that we need to backup and rolling back is not an option :( Is this supported in 9.5 Update 2?

Sorry to be a pest

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Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Post by Gostev » Mar 14, 2017 11:33 pm

No, but we're hoping to add support in Update 2 (scheduled to be released in April).
Are you having some major issues, or just worry about being able to get support?

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