ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:45 am

the latest fling should be even newer than shipping version of 6.5
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby muhfugen » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:33 pm 1 person likes this post

For those claiming B&R 9 will work with ESXi 6.5 you missed a big caveat. It only works with hardware profile 11 VMs, profile 13 VMs wont be available to be backed up.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Clayton Crain » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:37 pm

Any updates on when this is likely to work? Have just acquired full version of Veeam specifically for new ESXI 6.5 Build, and reseller failed to mention non-supported scenario. Am getting NFC errors all over the place...
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:49 pm

Clayton, this configuration will work once Update 1 is released. We are aiming to make it publicly available early next year.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:26 am 3 people like this post

We now have the Release Candidate build of Update 1, so those of you anxious to test Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 against vSphere 6.5 are welcome to contact our support to get the supported pre-release code and participate in the pilot. Thanks!
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby ian0x0r » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:05 am

Is there a fix list available with RC U1 Anton, other than 6.5 support?

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:06 am 1 person likes this post

Full release notes for this update will be available when it goes GA.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:55 pm

Please note however that we stopped publishing complete "fix lists" for updates a couple of years ago, since it became too time-consuming to compile this list from R&D records with a few hundreds of bugs fixed in every update. However, support has access to the internal R&D bug tracker and can advise whether the specific bug submitted through a support case was fixed.

That said, we do document full list of all new features and enhancements, as well as areas of major stability and reliability improvements which are important for customers to be aware of (here's a sample for level of details). We will have the same document ready in time for U1 GA in a few weeks, When It's Ready™
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Clayton Crain » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:39 am

HI -

This is Great news.

In order to join the pilot and obtain pre-release version of update 1, am I correct in saying i just need to raise a support ticket (from My.Veeam) requesting this?

Is there anything additional I need to do? Itching to get working on this....
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:43 am

Correct. Contacting support is what you need to do to participate in the pilot.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby kylecpcs » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:10 pm

Just an update...I reached out to support via a My Veeam web ticket asking to pilot the RC. Within 5 minutes, they sent me a link to download the RC for Update 1. They did say, however, that I cannot post the link to the download here, as they need to be able to track downloads to tickets, etc. I'll be testing out in lab with vSphere 6.5 and Nimble, and will post results with latest VM hardware profiles, etc.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby kylecpcs » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:11 pm

Another update. The RC successfully installed and now allows me to add the 6.5 vCenter server, and access the 6.5 ESXi hosts. It immediately errored out before by saying the vcenter server version was not supported. I will say, however, that it took over 30 minutes to install on a Windows 2012 R2 based VM inside VMware Workstation, the VM having quad procs, 16gb ram, and running off SSDs. YMMV.

Will test further.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Pagey » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:23 am

Hi All,

I also reached out to support and got the early RC of U1 for 9.5. (Case 02025717) - Thanks Foggy/Veeam

I have had success with both backups and replication thus far.

Details below

Cheers - Pagey

I am running the following;
1 x vCenter 6.5 Appliance (Medium size, simple deployment)
1 x ESXi 6.5 (4564106), 83GHz, 1Tb RAM
6 x ESXi 5.5 (3248547), 31GHz, 384Gb RAM
Nimble Storage

Onsite Backups
Onsite Windows 2012R2 VM running veeam 9.5 with the RC for U1. (Using Direct SAN access)
Veeam is connecting to the vCenter 6.5 VM
Successfully backed up 30 x Windows 2012 R2 VM's, including Exchange, AD, SQL, RDS, IIS, and various app servers.
Backups go to a CIFS share (60tb running on a Synology NAS)
I have done a full VM Restore (inc registration) to an alternate ESXi 6.5 host in an isolated network, they were a DC, SQL and App server.
I have power on the restored VM's and Veeam successfully took AD out of safe mode and auto rebooted, SQL and APP servers were fine.

Offsite Replication
I have an offsite Windows 2012R2 VM running veeam 9.5 with the RC for U1. (this uses a separate local proxy running 9.5 with RC for U1 also) (Using NBD access)
Veeam is connecting to the vCenter 6.5 VM
I have successfully replicated 14 x Windows 2012R2 VM's Exchange, AD, SQL, IIS, and an IP PBX.
I am replicating from both ESX 5.5 and 6.5 hosts to only ESX5.5 hosts at offsite location
These were seeded by replicas that were originally replicated by Veeam 8.0.0.2084 connected to vCenter 5.5 U3
I have powered on the Replicas and Veeam successfully took AD out of safe mode and auto rebooted, SQL and APP servers were fine.

I will now move to backup and replicate all VM's and continue testing!
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:27 am

Kyle / Rowan,

Thanks for all this detailed information. It is appreciated. Keep it coming :-). Please do let us know if you encounter issues and work with support asap so we can get those fixed in the final U1 release.

Again, thanks!

Mike
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:11 am

Hi!

Yesterday I upgraded from veeam 9.0u2 to 9.5 and I can no longer backup a standalone esxi6.5 host (it was working fine before....). Any ideas, when the 9.5u1 will be releeased, or should I go for RC?
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