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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by veremin » Jan 11, 2017 11:02 am

Just a FYI but 9.5 RC 1 wont necessarily work with 6.5
Can you open a backup console -> menu -> help -> about, and tell number of build you're running? Thanks.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by hyvokar » Jan 12, 2017 8:52 am

CorpWalca wrote:anyone tryed to perform a backup with BR9.0U2 to a ESXi 6.5 VM?
Tried, didnt work.
After upgrading to 9.5RC, i get my back ups running again.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by muhfugen » Jan 12, 2017 10:16 am

Mike Resseler wrote:Are you running 9.5 Update 1 RC
Yes I am running the update 1 release candidate. When I used 9.5.0.711 the console would instead tell me that it was unsupported when I tried to add a 6.5 host or vCenter. And 9.0.0.1715 would allow me to add a 6.5 vCenter and backup hardware profile 11 VMs but not hardware profile 13 VMs which used the new NVMe controllers in ESXi 6.5.
v.Eremin wrote:Can you open a backup console -> menu -> help -> about, and tell number of build you're running? Thanks.
9.5.0.802

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by veremin » Jan 12, 2017 3:32 pm

Then, I'd recommend notifying your support engineer (through whom the update 1 has been originally provided to you) about the experienced issue. The behaviour you've described looks unexpected. Thanks.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Dima V. » Jan 14, 2017 7:26 am

Hello Muh, you have probably created a new ‘NVMe’ controller for one of your VM's. This type of controller was introduced in vSphere 6.5.
We know about that bug and it's will be fixed in the upcoming U1 GA version. Now you may switch back all existed disks from that controller to ordinary SCSI one.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by lukejf » Jan 16, 2017 1:58 am

Hey Guys
Is there any ETA on 9.5U1
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Mike Resseler » Jan 16, 2017 6:14 am

Luke,

I can't give you an exact ETA but it is not far away anymore. We have quite some testers and are finalizing some items and from the moment they are finished we will release it. We prefer to have the issues fixed first ;-)

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by TedLaurent » Jan 18, 2017 11:51 pm

Any update on this? I've just completed a new install of vSphere 6.5 and can't connect to it without update 1.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by foggy » Jan 19, 2017 12:50 pm 1 person likes this post

Ted, please contact technical support to get it.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by jcmachadouga » Jan 20, 2017 4:02 pm 6 people like this post

Update 1 has been OFFICIALLY released!

https://www.veeam.com/kb2222

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by kovacslace » Jan 21, 2017 3:27 am

Just installed, works like a charm, fast like hell :) Thanks!

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by aqxea » Jan 21, 2017 4:29 am

Hooray! Thank you Veeam for getting this update out so quickly. I was in the vSphere 6.5 Beta program and haven't been able to use Veeam B&R for months. Any chance I can get an extension on my NFR license?

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 21, 2017 7:11 pm

Mike, you can always ask for an extension of your trial/NFR key from your Veeam sales rep.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by aqxea » Jan 22, 2017 4:34 pm

Great, thank you Vitaliy.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by lukejf » Jan 23, 2017 8:16 am

Does this mean vsan 6.5 is supported
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by MAA » Jan 23, 2017 9:27 am

Hello,
how to upgrade VCSA to version 6.5 with preserving server name?
I do not want recreate all jobs.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by foggy » Jan 23, 2017 9:57 am

lukejf wrote:Does this mean vsan 6.5 is supported
Yes, vSAN 6.5 was tested and is supported with Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by foggy » Jan 23, 2017 12:49 pm

MAA wrote:how to upgrade VCSA to version 6.5 with preserving server name?
I do not want recreate all jobs.
As far as I know, vCSA upgrade procedure includes pulling configuration data from the old installation. If this is the case, then VM IDs should be preserved and everything should be fine (jobs should continue normally). I believe you can rename the new VCSA instance back to the old name after the upgrade for less hassle with reconnecting to the new instance.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by vlent » Jan 23, 2017 12:50 pm

Updated my Veeam install last wednesday to 9.5u1 but got some problems starting the backups :(
Had no Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installed so the system uses the build-in by Veeam, that one was/is not compatible! and gives the following errors:

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Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\x64\vddk_6_5\libeay32.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\x64\Microsoft.VC90.CRT\Microsoft.VC90.CRT.MANIFEST. Component 2: C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\x64\Microsoft.VC90.CRT\Microsoft.VC90.CRT.MANIFEST.

You have to update/install "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update"
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Gostev » Jan 24, 2017 7:38 am

Do you have the runtime listed in the System Requirements for a backup proxy on Windows 2008 installed?

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by andreas_at_work » Jan 24, 2017 3:22 pm

Is the vsphere web client plug in of Backup Enterprise Managent 9.5.0.823 compatible with VCSA 6.5? It does not show up in the web interface of vcenter.
logging of and on did not help. B&R 9.5u1 is installed. Backup Enterprise Managent shows an installed vCenter plugin with the version 9.5.0.711.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by foggy » Jan 24, 2017 4:04 pm

Hi Andreas, please refer to this thread for the hints and feel free to contact support if it doesn't help. Thanks.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by garfield475 » Jan 24, 2017 9:26 pm

Does anyone know if I can backup/replicate servers running on VMWare ESXi 6.5 with vSphere 6.5 to an existing VMWare ESXi 5.5U3 backup infrastructure? I assume the machine version level of the source would have to be at V10 or less to work. I am just hoping I can put off upgrading the backup infrastructure for now. Thank you.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by foggy » Jan 25, 2017 10:41 am

Hi Tom, yes, I believe you can do that. Replication to a lower version is typically supported provided VM virtual hardware version is supported on both sides.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by kurt » Jan 25, 2017 6:24 pm

I tried to run a full backup with veeam 9.5.0.823 and update 1 installed. It backed up all my vms on a 5.5 host just fine. When it started backing up the vms on the 6.5 host, the first one finished with a warning "Removing VM snapshot". All the rest of the VMs after that failed with "Error: Timed out waiting for objects [vm-68,host-56,host-44,host-71]. Will run a retry shortly. Any ideas or should I open a support ticket?

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by jmmarton » Jan 25, 2017 6:27 pm

If you're confident that Update 1 is installed, then I'd open a support ticket so that support can go through your logs and see what's going on.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by lohelle » Jan 25, 2017 9:18 pm

kurt wrote:I tried to run a full backup with veeam 9.5.0.823 and update 1 installed. It backed up all my vms on a 5.5 host just fine. When it started backing up the vms on the 6.5 host, the first one finished with a warning "Removing VM snapshot". All the rest of the VMs after that failed with "Error: Timed out waiting for objects [vm-68,host-56,host-44,host-71]. Will run a retry shortly. Any ideas or should I open a support ticket?
I had the same errors after upgrading a few hosts from ESXi 6.0 to 6.5. Do a rescan of the hosts/vCenter in Veeam under "backup infrastructure"

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by kurt » Jan 26, 2017 2:46 pm

Good news, the retry worked fine and so did the next incremental.

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by Didi7 » Mar 09, 2017 12:00 pm

Is vCenter 6.5.0a already supported with Veeam Backup&Replication 9.5 Update 1 ?

Same question for ESXi 6.5.0a ?

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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Post by sbjelkfelt » Mar 09, 2017 12:57 pm

We're running vCenter 6.5.0 build 4944578 along with ESXi 6.5.0 build 4887370 (what Vmware calls 6.5.0a) since a couple of weeks in our test cluster.
Works just fine with Veeam B&R 9.5 u1.

It should be said however, that it's quite a simple test-environment with a single vCenter server (Windows 2012 R2 + standalone SQL-server for databases),
two ESXi-hosts along with a NFS-storage (Tintri) and a handful of test-vm's.

So if you're running a simple setup it should work without any issues - it you have a more complex installation you naturally need to test it ;-)

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