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Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by mkretzer » Apr 02, 2019 6:22 pm

Now that 6.7U2 is out: how long will it take for Veeam to verify if 6.7U2 is safe to use with 4a?

We plan to upgrade our VCenter from 6.0 in the next week and are thinking about going directly to U2.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Gostev » Apr 02, 2019 9:32 pm

Normally a couple of weeks after GA date (regular full regression testing cycle length), after that it will depend on the results.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by mkretzer » Apr 03, 2019 1:49 am

Thanks. How big is the risk if we just update VirtualCenter and not the hosts at first?

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 03, 2019 5:26 am

Usually it breaks something there. But as Anton shared in the release notes we did extended tests with early access versions and Update 4a and made it compatible with the early access version. As there are changes between these version and the release, we want to be sure and perform full regression testing, so that our customers will not have negative experience with it.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 05, 2019 9:30 am 2 people like this post

I double checked the download page of VMware and it is still not there. It was just the announcement I guess.

VMware noted at their blog:
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2019/0 ... prise.html
Michael Adams - Sr. Director of VMware vSphere Product Marketing
April 4th, 2019
Sorry about any frustrations. When we publish a blog about functionality it will be available within that quarter.
So we can not test final version until it is released. (Of course we continue to test with the pre-release versions that VMware shared with us. So far so good.)

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Drizzt » Apr 12, 2019 1:03 pm

I got the updates through Update Manager today.

I am deploying it it my lab

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by chalac » Apr 12, 2019 2:06 pm

6.7U2 hast just been released and is now available for download.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by mkretzer » Apr 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Is Veeam already testing with the final code? Are there first results?

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Gostev » Apr 12, 2019 2:43 pm

We're busy updating our labs as well.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by jmc » Apr 14, 2019 4:37 pm

Hello, everybody,

I accidentally didn't think about Veeam anymore and upgraded the vCenter to version 6.7 U2. After noticing that it wasn't a good idea, I tested everything and couldn't find a problem.

I tested the following (all in production environment)
- Backup (Full and Reverse Incemental)
- Restore Full VM and also FileRestore Windows
- backup copy
- Sure Backup
- vcenter rescan

so far there have been no problems. But I don't have any special storages, only direct and cifs.

The ESXi are still running under 6.5 last patches.

I think I was lucky in this case, that not so much was changed, which is important for the backup.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 14, 2019 4:58 pm

Hi Jeff,

we made some changes in Update 4a to address some things like new virtual hardware version. At this point in time we worked without issues against the vSphere 6.7 U2 Early access version. As shared above we will need to do a sanity check with a complete regression testing QA run to claim official compatibility and support.

Thanks for understanding and again thanks for sharing your experience.
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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by jmc » Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Hello, Andreas,

you're absolutely right and usually I'm always waiting for your official release, too. I have no idea why I didn't think about it yesterday.

For that @all please wait for the release of Veeam. That I don't have any problems so far doesn't mean that it's the same for all installations.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 15, 2019 8:47 am 3 people like this post

Some news from Anton Gostev from the weekly Forum Digest:
VMware vSphere 6.7 U2 has been released last week – so we've updated our labs with the GA version and are running it through its paces now. I don't expect any issues, because the GA build appears to be the same as the RTM build – which we have been testing against for the last couple of weeks. And as you know, Update 4a already has the required code modifications for vSphere 6.7 U2 support included (like virtual hardware version 15 compatibility) based on the pre-release U2 builds. Overall, this vSphere release worked much better for us thanks to VMware opening access to the pre-release builds – big kudos to them for doing this, and to everyone who helped this happen with their [sometimes very vocal] feedback!

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by bovie2k » Apr 22, 2019 3:50 pm

I figured since its been about a week I would check in and see if there is any new news on 6.7U2 Support?

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Gostev » Apr 22, 2019 4:16 pm

Please see my first post in this thread :D

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by cedrock » Apr 24, 2019 7:01 am

Hi Veeam Team

Is there an official channel to get the newest information and update about this?
We need 6.7U2 badly but wait for veeam to be ready...

Many thanks

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 24, 2019 7:12 am

Hello Ced,
thanks for your request. We will update release notes and communicate it throug forum digest and on request posts like this one.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Gostev » Apr 27, 2019 9:18 pm 2 people like this post

Hello everyone, our QC has now completed the full regression testing cycle of Update 4a against vSphere 6.7 U2, and found no issues. So, we're now ready to officially support vSphere 6.7 U2 with Update 4a. I've already notified the support management of this. Thanks!

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by mkretzer » Apr 28, 2019 5:34 am

@Gostev
Excellent! Thank you for this information! Will the documentation/release notes of 4a be updated?

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 28, 2019 5:38 am

Yes, in the next working days

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by masonit » Apr 29, 2019 6:45 am

Hi

Is 6.7 U2 supported with only Update 4?

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 29, 2019 7:45 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Magnus, only with Update 4a as we have added some functionallity for vSphere 6.7 U2. https://www.veeam.com/kb2926

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by ibrahimbayrak » Apr 30, 2019 10:24 am

Hi,

i need to install Veeam B&R U4a but, i have to install first Veeam B&R U4 and i cound not find that update. i found that links https://www.veeam.com/kb2883 . That article have download link but, when i try to download it, i downloaded another one. i search that update build number : "Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 U4 9.5.4.2399 " thanks for your helps.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by wishr » Apr 30, 2019 10:41 am

Hi Ibrahim,

Please check here. You may download the 4a ISO.

Thanks

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 30, 2019 10:44 am

Please use the download link at: https://www.veeam.com/kb2926
When you use the iso it will first install U4 and automatically update the installation to U4a during the process.
Or you can download just the update.

KB2883 is the Day 0 Update for those that have used the Update 4 RTM version, mainly our partners.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by ibrahimbayrak » May 07, 2019 7:31 am

Hi Wishr and Andreas,

Thanx a lot. I will try your solutions.

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by rb4 » May 15, 2019 7:53 pm

Does this include support for 6.7U2a?

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Re: Update 4a and 6.7U2

Post by Gostev » May 17, 2019 7:51 am

New builds of supported vSphere versions (which are essentially bug and security fixes roll ups) are always supported by default. This is no different from how we support new Windows Updates in the Microsoft world, for example. Thanks!

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