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ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby planetcoop » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:47 pm

hello,

Just want to let a few vmware users know that it was out and i have updated my test cluster. I was able to update all hosts and vcenter with only a edit properties on all hosts. This was to refresh the certificate and update the Veeam 9.0U2 configuration. I have now completed several basic job tasks including a full and a restore with out issues.
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Re: ESXi and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:26 pm 1 person likes this post

Thanks for the note, Chris.

Basic stuff may work, but advanced functionality will definitely be impacted because of a few major changes in vSphere 6.5 "under the hood". It really is NOT a dot release from this perspective. For starters, it has the new VMFS version with what it seems to be very different internals (not just some minor changes and tweaks).

So, it would be wise not treat vSphere 6.5 as a minor release from the upgrade perspective. Even the fact that it took well over 1.5 years to release kind of hints that ;)

We're planning to support vSphere 6.5 in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1. As far as timelines for the latter, historically we needed on average 2 months after vSphere GA.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby planetcoop » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:21 pm

Upgraded to veeam 9.5 today and its dead. :( I will be rolling back to 9.0U2 i guess until 9.5u1
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby DaStivi » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:06 am

did anyone tested vsphere6.5 and veeam9.5 yet?
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:44 am 1 person likes this post

Not sure how you've missed post right above your's. ;)
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby chris.childerhose » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:25 pm

Can one move to 6.5 for vCenter only with Veeam 9.5 leaving the hosts on 6.0u2? Or will just having vCenter on 6.5 mess up Veeam? Just curious and if the answer is that it will not work I can wait. I already moved to Veeam 9.5 and am playing with vSphere 6.5 in DEV environment. Best of both worlds since Veeam doesn't back up DEV. 8)
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:20 pm

vCenter 6.5 is not supported either.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby planetcoop » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:06 pm

With 9.0U2 and directly veeaming guests from the esxi hosts works well, but does not sync up with queuing the guest. I do love veeam and i also have grown to love vmfs 6... Really waiting for veeam 9.5U1, good luck team on the next release.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby alexganser » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:22 pm

No vSphere 6.5 is not supported. If you are starting a backup, you will get the info that at least with update 1 for BR9.5 vsphere 6.5 will get support...

Is there any beta group to get in, to test the update 1?
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:01 pm 2 people like this post

No, we don't do betas for updates any longer, as we found most people tend to slap them right into production environments and this caused us too many issues.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby DaStivi » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:09 am

foggy wrote:Not sure how you've missed post right above your's. ;)

i was refering to gostev's post... that the basic functionality may work...

i do read the post above mine but was not sure that this was a qualified answer as, "it's dead" is very common phrase... and i do wonder that it would work "basically" with 9.0u2...
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:27 am

Me personally, I wouldn't trust the combination of software that "basically works" in production, especially after reading such a comment from the user who has actually tried it. I'd wait a bit till the moment it just works (and supported).
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Regnor » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:40 pm

I've just noticed the BE16 does support vSphere 6.5, even though it was released before 6.5.
I wonder if Veritas has included any beta software(vddk6.5?) or if all there testing is based on the beta/rtm release.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:09 pm

Final version of VDDK 6.5 was only made available with vSphere 6.5 GA time on Nov 15. Until then happened, only RC version was available to ISVs, and it had some major issues around new vSphere 6.5 functionality.
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Re: ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 support

Veeam Logoby Kantholy » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:34 am

is there some kind of ETA when we can expect vSphere 6.5 support in Veeam?
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