Discussions specific to the VMware vSphere hypervisor
Post Reply
singy2002
Service Provider
Posts: 66
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Mar 22, 2010 8:43 am
Full Name: Andrew Singleton
Contact:

ESXi 5.5

Post by singy2002 »

Hi,

Should i be able to add ESXi 5.5 to a v11 Veeam install? I assumed it would be out of date, but then foudn the below link, which suggests it might be possible?

https://www.veeam.com/kb2443

when trying to add the host i get a generic "the remote server returned an error: (404) Not found." - i do get the certificate prompt prior to this, so its getting their to some extent.

Regards
Gostev
Chief Product Officer
Posts: 31004
Liked: 6412 times
Joined: Jan 01, 2006 1:01 am
Location: Baar, Switzerland
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by Gostev »

Yes indeed. When unsure about supported OS/platform/app versions, it's always best to refer to the System Requirements documentation. While they are always available in the User Guide of course, I personally prefer the Release Notes document just because it accompanies every download (including Previous Versions downloads) and so is always available at your fingertips :)
singy2002
Service Provider
Posts: 66
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Mar 22, 2010 8:43 am
Full Name: Andrew Singleton
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by singy2002 »

Thanks for the reply, so it should be possible?

any idea on the "the remote server returned an error: (404) Not found"
Andreas Neufert
VP, Product Management
Posts: 6557
Liked: 1365 times
Joined: May 04, 2011 8:36 am
Full Name: Andreas Neufert
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by Andreas Neufert »

This error message is kind of generic and can be caused by a lot of issues.
For example vShield Plug-ins that were not correctly unregistered, the https server crushed, ...

I would start with rebooting the ESXi 5.5 server and check again.
Run through the wizard in Veeam again (even if you have added the host successfully to check certificates).
Check ESXi log and error reporting on what error this cause.

Maybe update ESXi 5.5 to latest patch level?

Create a support ticket at Veeam or Vmware to check.
singy2002
Service Provider
Posts: 66
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Mar 22, 2010 8:43 am
Full Name: Andrew Singleton
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by singy2002 »

Thanks, figured it, non default port was used.
Andreas Neufert
VP, Product Management
Posts: 6557
Liked: 1365 times
Joined: May 04, 2011 8:36 am
Full Name: Andreas Neufert
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by Andreas Neufert »

Thanks for the valuable feedback. It helps others in the same situation.
VK-DMX
Novice
Posts: 6
Liked: never
Joined: Jul 28, 2022 8:17 pm
Full Name: Victor Armando Reyes Herrera
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by VK-DMX »

Good morning.

From what I understand then if it is possible to backup VM of an ESXI 5.5 from a V11 console.
I hope you can help me, since I have an environment like 5.5, and I want to know if it is possible.
jorgedlcruz
Veeam Software
Posts: 1246
Liked: 577 times
Joined: Jul 17, 2015 6:54 pm
Full Name: Jorge de la Cruz
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by jorgedlcruz »

Hello Victor,
Yes it is possible still with v11, or v11a. You can find the System Requirements here - https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=110 Hope it helps, let us know if you face any problem at all.

Hope you can update that environment soon, it has been long time without VMware support.
Jorge de la Cruz
Senior Analyst, Product Management | Veeam ONE @ Veeam Software

@jorgedlcruz
https://www.jorgedelacruz.es / https://jorgedelacruz.uk
vExpert 2014-2023 / InfluxAce
VK-DMX
Novice
Posts: 6
Liked: never
Joined: Jul 28, 2022 8:17 pm
Full Name: Victor Armando Reyes Herrera
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by VK-DMX »

In fact, what I want to do is to migrate those VMs from that vphere 5.5 infrastructure to vsphere 7.0 u2, the backup issue is clear to me that it is possible to do it, but the replication issue I don't know if someone has already made such a big version jump.
Andreas Neufert
VP, Product Management
Posts: 6557
Liked: 1365 times
Joined: May 04, 2011 8:36 am
Full Name: Andreas Neufert
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: ESXi 5.5

Post by Andreas Neufert »

VM Replication uses the same technologies as VM backup and restore.
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 25 guests