ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:15 am

It does not matter, as neither VB&R 9.0 nor VB&R 9.5 supports vSphere 6.5. Thanks.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby ailar » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:51 am

Any news about update 1?
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:56 am

Hi Ailar, have you read this topic carefully? If you're asking about ETA for Update 1, then this was already answered a couple of times above.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby bodgeup » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:56 pm

v.Eremin wrote:It does not matter, as neither VB&R 9.0 nor VB&R 9.5 supports vSphere 6.5. Thanks.

I have Veeam 9 update 0 running with Vcenter 6.5 and its working fine which surprised me.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:14 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi John, as it is mentioned above, even if basic functionality may work, this combination is not officially supported.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Zew » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:06 pm 2 people like this post

As Alex already mentioned "Not Supported" This is a key thing to remember, IF something were to happen /go wrong. Veeam support may not be able to help you as that version of ESXi/vCenter is NOT SUPPORTED! Make sure everyone in your IT environment is aware of this, if you are using Veeam and the latest VMware builds.
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[MERGED] Support for vSphere 6.5 requires VBR 9.5 U1 or late

Veeam Logoby raphael@schitz.net » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:49 pm

Hi folks, i'd need to clone a vm on a standalone ESXi 6.5 (non production) but got this message when trying to connect.

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Anything workaround i can use even if vSphere 6.5 is not supported yet?

Thx
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Re: Support for vSphere 6.5 requires VBR 9.5 U1 or later

Veeam Logoby benbour » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:03 pm

I'm looking for a solution to a similar issue as well. Updated production VCSA to 6.5 and found it broke backup with:

Task failed Error: Support for vSphere 6.5 requires Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1 or later.

Called Veeam and was told I can't get update 1 until the new year, so why does the error message say I must update? Why not just say I have to rollback until an update is actually available?

In the past, I was given an early release in beta to test, was hoping for something similar in this case.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:25 pm 1 person likes this post

benbour wrote:Called Veeam and was told I can't get update 1 until the new year, so why does the error message say I must update? Why not just say I have to rollback until an update is actually available?

If you look carefully, the error message does not say you must update now. Why I worded the message this way: remember that the same exact GA B&R code you have used will still be downloaded and installed by customers 3, 6, 12 months from now. So, the wording had to be both "technically correct" today and yet "future proof" for the next year. And I think I have succeeded in meeting both requirements with the current wording :D

benbour wrote:In the past, I was given an early release in beta to test, was hoping for something similar in this case.

We will have something similar again, I will notify here in this topic when we start the Update 1 pilot and then you will be able to obtain one from support. The current plan is to start the pilot around the end of December.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby benbour » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:34 pm

Gostev wrote:We will have something similar again, I will notify here in this topic when we start the Update 1 pilot and then you will be able to obtain one from support. The current plan is to start the pilot around the end of December.

Thanks for that. Since I've always used appliance, VMware wisely upgrades to 6.5 and essentially just "turns off" vcsa 6 and then turns on 6.5. Rolling back is as simple as turning off the new one, updating your network for old one and turning it back on. I will wait until U1 is available and then switch back over to 6.5
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby heelsonwheels » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:41 am

Any update on when ESX 6.5 would be supported ?
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:51 am

Please take a look at the first page of this thread for the answer.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby infused » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:50 am

Hmm thought this was a minor release
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:21 pm

Not really, as I explained in the second post of this topic ;)
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby mikeely » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:54 pm

Cripes. Right in the middle of our test deployment vSphere got updated, now it looks like we're dead in the water on the test.

Can we please get a better ETA than "generally about two months after GA?" It's been long enough to have a better sense of how Update 1 development is going.
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