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vCloud Director versions support

Posted: Sep 01, 2015 5:34 pm
by bdunington
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.
Brent

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Sep 02, 2015 8:13 am
by v.Eremin
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!
Thanks.

[MERGED] : v8 and vCloud Director 8

Posted: Feb 23, 2016 2:27 pm
by florian.meier
Hello

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

Thank you for help.

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Feb 23, 2016 3:27 pm
by dellock6
Hi Florian, vcd v8 is fully supported in Veeam Backup & Replication v9.

Luca

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Feb 23, 2016 3:33 pm
by florian.meier
Thank you Luca.

So only in v9, not in v8 right?

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Feb 23, 2016 3:36 pm
by dellock6
Correct.

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Mar 16, 2016 9:32 am
by nickfurnell
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..

Thanks guys

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Mar 16, 2016 3:10 pm
by Gostev
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!

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

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

Thank you for help.

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Jun 02, 2016 12:32 pm
by foggy
Hi Florian, we need some time to test it in our lab before claiming any support.

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Jun 02, 2016 2:02 pm
by florian.meier
Thank you foggy. Is it possible to inform me here, if support is provided by veeam?

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Jun 02, 2016 2:03 pm
by foggy
Yes, we'll get back to share the results of our findings.

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Jun 07, 2016 6:28 pm
by bdunington
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
Brent

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Jun 08, 2016 12:53 pm
by foggy
QA gave me a rough estimate of 2 weeks - 1 month.

Re: vCloud Director V8 Support and Beyond

Posted: Jul 08, 2016 8:56 am
by florian.meier
Hello

Are there any news?

Thank you!