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Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby mkretzer » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:08 pm

Hello,

is Veeam Update 1 supported with ESX 6 Update 2?

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Re: Veeam Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:42 pm

Hello, we have not completed the testing it yet, as it just became available today. We will update once we hear back from our QC. Thanks!
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Re: Veeam Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby mkretzer » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:07 pm

Hello,

at least VC 6U2 seems to work with Veeam 9U1.

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Re: Veeam Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:12 pm

Indeed, usually these updates are non-breaking, and until recently we did not even test them before declaring support, as they never ever broke anything. However, we had to change our practices recently due to all the major quality issues that have started plaguing VMware in 2015, so now we do require at least "smoke testing" to complete on our side before declaring the official support. Thanks!
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Re: Veeam Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby mkretzer » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:25 am

That means if we have any issue we will not get help now?

Since we have to install new ESX today we thought it might be best to use the new version...

How long will Veeam need for initial tests? Should we install ESX 6 Update1b with all patches but update2 on the new hosts? That VC is already updated should not be an issue as data is transfered by ESX server correct?

What do you recommend?

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Re: Veeam Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:13 pm

No, we certainly will not turn you in support just because you are using Update 2. Rather, we will investigate the issue with you and if it turns to be caused by Update 2, we will provide you the required hot fix (if the issue can be fixed on our side). In the end, it is in our best interest to become compatible with Update 2 ASAP.

I recommend going with Update 2 in your case, since the risk is quite low (it should not have too many differences with Update 1b, since it's been just a few weeks since the latter was released).

All initial tests should be completed by the end of the week.
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Re: Veeam Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby tinto1970 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:38 pm

I'm taking the risk too, in a little and not as critical cluster, because I'm worried about some issues u2 should resolve (i.e. multipath related).

Tomorrow morning i will post if something went wrong or not ;)
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Re: Veeam Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:40 pm 1 person likes this post

After the first day of testing we have not seen any issues so far.
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Re: Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby rreed » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:18 pm

Glad I stumbled onto this, we'll be rolling VMware u2 probably next week per an internal requirement - THAT SNMP ACTUALLY WORK W/ VCENTERS W/ EXTERNAL PSC'S. :evil: :evil: :evil: Anyways, likely by end of next week or early week after I can help report back if Veeam gets bent out of shape about it.

At that, I have not yet rolled Veeam u1 but need to look at the release notes to see if I should.
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Re: Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby tinto1970 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:28 am 1 person likes this post

all went fine here with u2 (vcenter on windows, embedded, datastore iscsi)
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Re: Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby Nobody » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:40 am

Are you also doing QC against Veeam 8 Update 3 and ESXi 6.0u2?

We are not on Veeam 9 yet and will be forced to update to vCenter 6.0u2 as soon as possible.
vCenter 6.0u1 was a ton of bugs and u2 makes it slightly better, but still some remaining.

I'm glad that we do not suffer the same pain with backups as we have with the vCenter...
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Re: Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby tinto1970 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:00 am 3 people like this post

Nobody wrote:We are not on Veeam 9.


why? :)
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Re: Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby Nobody » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:25 pm

tinto1970 wrote:why? :)

Still working on fixing VMware Bugs, no time to update working Veeam :roll:
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Re: Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:33 am

Nobody wrote:Are you also doing QC against Veeam 8 Update 3 and ESXi 6.0u2?

No, we are only testing the current version. However, I don't foresee v8 U3 having any issues if v9 does not have them, which is the case so far.
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Re: Veeam 9 Update 1 and ESX 6 Update 2

Veeam Logoby mkretzer » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:28 pm 1 person likes this post

Ok no issues here as well with update 2.

Using Veeam 9U1 and direct SAN backup.
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