Once patch 2 and vSphere 6 support comes along, i'm planning to upgrade my testlab (one server) to test things, but I actually have quite a few VM's running in my lab, so a couple of questions about the upgrade arises:
Updating Veeam to Patch 2 is a non issue but:
1: When I "migrate/update" my vCenter Virtual Appliance to the vSphere 6 appliance, will that work transparently for Veeam as the new appliance has the same name and config as the old appliance?
The next step is upgrading my ESXi but:
2: For several different reasons i'm hoping to reinstall ESXi from scratch instead of upgrading it. But reinstalling it means a loss of config and inventory.
If I choose to reinstall, I'm going to have to add the VM's to inventory again from scratch to be able to power up the vCenter appliance.
As far as I can tell this will cause vCenter to see the host and the VM's as new entites, and cause Veeam jobs to stop working and require me to change my backup jobs to include the "new" VM's. Is that correct?
What I'm trying to avoid at all cost is the need to run a new full backup of my testlab VM's. I want the incremental forever to continue where it left the VM in 5.5U2. Is that possible?