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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Gostev » Dec 06, 2016 9:51 pm

mikeely wrote: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
Well, this is probably not going to be what you wanted to hear, so don't shoot the messenger!

Long story short, we had to do a major rewrite of our VDDK 6.5 support code, because VMware dropped one new VDDK feature that we have already integrated with. This change happened last minute, between the last RC and RTM builds - and we only found out from testing the RTM build. They told us about the new functionality back in February, and while it did require significant amount of code changes to support, we had plenty of time to implement and test. In hindsight, we were better off not jumping the gun, but honestly this functionality was just too juicy to pass on...

Anyway, this fact will certainly delay our vSphere 6.5 support somewhat. We thought we were sitting on the "ready to go" code, and did not really expect that the "holy grail" of the backup engine will need such a major surgery. That said, unless stress testing uncovers any surprises, I expect us to still be able to meet our historical "2 months after vSphere RTM" timeline with mid-January release.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by mikeely » Dec 06, 2016 10:36 pm

Thanks for the detailed and prompt response. From curiosity (and since VMWare's RCs aren't totally NDA material) what feature did they drop at the last minute?
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Gostev » Dec 06, 2016 11:40 pm 1 person likes this post

Since we've got this information under NDA and the feature was never announced publicly, I have to assume it remains under NDA... but I can say it is performance related. Part of this new functionality actually survived in the RTM build, but not the one that really makes difference unfortunately.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by mikeely » Dec 06, 2016 11:46 pm

Datastores running WinFS, right? ;)
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by orb » Dec 08, 2016 3:00 pm

Is it safe to run the vCenter in 6.5 and leave all host in 6.0U2 to avoid comparability problems ?

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by foggy » Dec 08, 2016 3:01 pm

Olivier, such configuration is also not supported.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by jamerson » Dec 10, 2016 1:21 am

Does anyone knows when the the update will be available ?

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Gostev » Dec 10, 2016 7:07 pm

Just about everyone who read my post at the top of this page knows this ;)

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by jamerson » Dec 10, 2016 8:10 pm

I know its two konten after the release.
We are already 2 months behind.
We are busy with a new infrastructuur and want to apply the new esxi 6.5
That ehy the rush

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by tsightler » Dec 10, 2016 9:37 pm 2 people like this post

jamerson wrote:We are already 2 months behind.
GA for vSphere 6.5 was Nov 15th so we are not even one full month from that yet.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by pirx » Dec 15, 2016 1:55 pm 1 person likes this post

Not if they are running on beta.... *duck and cover*

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by dbhagen » Dec 16, 2016 5:00 pm

Anxious to get my hands on the new web interface for vSphere (mostly Mac shop here), but can't leave backups behind.

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[MERGED] Update to Vcenter 6.5 - Veeam out of Order !!!!!

Post by WinstonWolf » Dec 20, 2016 8:25 am

Hello ,

Yesterday we updated our Vcenter Server to Version 6.5 and now Veeam B&R tells me to Update to Version 9.5 Update 1 .
Release Date Vsphere was the 15.11.2016

Whats going on Veeam ?

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Re: Update to Vcenter 6.5 - Veeam out of Order !!!!!

Post by ACC » Dec 20, 2016 9:00 am

The current Veeam 9.5 version doesnt have official support for VMware vCenter 6.5 or ESXi 6.5, the official support comes with Veeam 9.5 update 1. There no official release date for this update.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by homerjnick » Dec 20, 2016 4:41 pm

dbhagen wrote:Anxious to get my hands on the new web interface for vSphere (mostly Mac shop here), but can't leave backups behind.
You can install the fling on an ESXi box and use it, its pretty good...I have been using it for a while...I suspect what they offer as download n the fling is the same as ESXi 6.5.

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