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Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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Hi Guys,

With the new upcoming CDP feature, will this work with replications across/between 2 separate vCenters providing they can communicate?

I assume it's not going to work with VCC, but curious about LAN replication between 2 sites added into Veeam B&R?

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Re: Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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Hi Matt, yes - this is supported of course. Thanks!

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Re: Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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I might have missed this, but is there a published release date or new projected release date for Veeam 11? WIthin the month? Our management has been disappointed by the missing of the original timeline that I got last year of 11's release coming before EOY 2020. Now we are under pressure to look at a competitor if necessary in order to get continuous replication technology in our environment in the next month or two...

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Re: Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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Release Time window is mentioned in Antons weekly Forum Digest. From RTM to GA will take normally 4-6 weeks, if there is no error found.
In my experience, GA Release will be sometime around march.

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Re: Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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ah, missed that, thanks!

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Re: Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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Before installing the IO filter in our production clusters, our VMWare admin is requesting more information besides the user guide saying "install I/O filter on each cluster where the VMs that you plan to protect reside and where VM replicas will reside."

It sounds like a package is installed per host, but what are the official details and risk level? Are there any possible conflicts with other packages/ESX patch levels, unexpected behavior changes at the host level, etc? Are there *any* known issues from the labs or customer base regarding this, no matter how rare?

We cannot have a potential risk of something unexpectedly going sideways with every single host in a cluster at the same time. At the very least, there are multiple ways this might be getting installed on a host so we would want have more detail on that end.

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All known issues are documented in the corresponding section of the Release Notes document.

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Re: Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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Thanks, I checked it out. What I still can't find info on is if for example each host in a cluster needs to get bounced or put in maintenance mode to activate the IO filter, things like that for us to prepare for implementation?

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No, installing the I/O filter does not require putting each host in maintenance mode.

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Re: Veeam 11 CDP / VAIO Driver

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But just so you know for the future, uninstalling does require maintenance mode (as well as upgrading, because it involves uninstalling first). This is actually a requirement to pass the VMware certification, their uninstallation test specifically checks for this.

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