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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:19 pm

Gostev wrote:all we need to do is just fix a few things that got broken since RC. Did I make it sound easy enough? :D

Uhm, let's ask to Devs if it's as easy as you described it :D

Anyway, I'm totally in for the "complete" support. There's no such thing as basic vs advanced support, either we support vSphere 6 or we don't.
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby justind » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:10 am

One of the new features of v6 is the ability to vMotion between Virtual Center servers. Do you plan on supporting this feature straight up so that a backed up VM doesn't disappear if migrated?
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:34 pm

The results of full regression testing will determine the list of supported functionality. I cannot really say much at this point, when the testing has just started. However, we will definitely be able to keep protecting the VM regardless of vCenter Server it is in, as we have always supported multiple vCenter servers in the single job.
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby stanthewizzard » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:12 am

The only risk is with Vcenter
Migrate ESXI is possible or not ?

Thanks for your work and infos
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:34 pm

No, ESXi 6 is not supported either.
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby stanthewizzard » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:06 pm

thanks
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby jameshyde » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:14 am

Could Veeam backup support VMware VSAN 6.0? I am not sure if VSAN 6.0 could run on top of vSphere 5.5 or whether it is tied to vSphere 6. if VSAN6 could run on top of vSphere 5.5, I guess Veeam already has support for VSAN 6.0?
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[MERGED] unable to readd esx 6.0 host

Veeam Logoby oscarm » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:29 am

Situation: Test rig. Installed previously with esx 5.5, has been updated to esx 6.0

installed veeam 8.0.0.917 when esx 5.5 was installed. After that esx has been updated to 6.0, made a backup of all vms in the datastore then the datastore got scrapped and recreated.

Installed a windows 2008 server and reinstalled veeam 8.0.0.917, imported the backups and the veeamconfig. But it seems not able to connect to the esx host. When I remove the host and try to readd it it throws the following error:
failed to login to "esx-name" by SOAP, port 443, user "root", proxy srv: port:0
Unknown API version format: "dev".

am I doing something wrong, or is esx 6.0 not supported yet?
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby Wad4iPod » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:39 am

Gostev wrote:
SKiNNiEH wrote:What about VMware vCenter 6, but VMware vSphere 5.5 hosts?

Most likely, this will not work, because the VDDK version current B&R build uses requires SSLv3, which is disabled by default in vSphere 6 in favor of TLSv1.


I deployed (upgraded) vcenter 5.5 (latest ver) to VCenter 6 (Windows) in my lab. I also upgraded the esxi host to ESXi 6.

I ended up re-installing ESXi 5.5 (latest build) on the ESXi host. My Host v6 kept hanging/locking. After a few minutes of runtime my datastores would go inactive. Then - I could not access via vsphere client, ping it or guests, etc . Shutdown on the console would never actually shut down and I had to power off.. I have NFS datastores and a vmfs 3 (which ESXi 6 identified as deprecated).

I am sure VMWare would say my hardware is not on the HCL... but... V5.5 u2 works great so I might just try a later v6 esxi build down the road.

Prior to my upgrade I ran a backup using veeam 8sp1. After my journey and backout (ending in the wee hours of a Monday morning) - I am now running vcenter 6 with an esxi 5.5 us host. A VEEAM 8. sp1 backup fails with the error:

Processing Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[NFSDStore1] Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise/Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [true] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [vcenterbox];Port: 443;Login: [leveled\ratcage];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-1352];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-2242];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [true]] failed because of the following errors:
Failed to open disk for read.
Failed to upload disk.
Agent failed to process method {DataT

I'll rely on my Veeam 5 server to backup my esxi 5.5 u2 host until an update is available for vc6.

Thank you Gostev and Crew for all YOU do..
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby andreasender6840 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:42 am

Any new information or timeline for vSphere 6 support?

VMWare hast released the final version of vSphere 6...
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:27 am

oscarm wrote:am I doing something wrong, or is esx 6.0 not supported yet?

ESXi 6.0 is not supported for now. Thanks.
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby seb1410 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:03 pm

Like everyone I might have been a bit too enthusiastic. Upgraded my vcenter and some of my hosts to the last release and so far everything worked fine until I noticed that the backups were taking unusually way longer.
In the Veeam 8 action screen I see for all vm’s I am backing up “xx/xx/xxxx xx:xx:xx :: CBT data is invalid, failing over to legacy incremental backup. No action is required, next job run should start using CBT again. If CBT data remains invalid, follow KB1113 to perform CBT reset. Usual cause is power loss.” Resulting in full pass for all vm’s.
Tried resetting the cbt as per the kb but doesn’t seem to help.
Is this a known issue with vsphere 6 that should keep away people from upgrading ? Of course the hosts that haven't been upgraded are still backed up at the same speed.

Tkx for any input
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:19 pm

Well, technically we do not have any known issue simply because vSphere 6 is not supported yet in Veeam Backup & Replication...
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:38 pm

What Luca means is that we are not even trying the currently generally available version of Veeam Backup & Replication against vSphere 6 because of well known and expected incompatibilities. So, potentially there can be anywhere between a few to a few thousands of known issues.

What we are currently testing against vSphere 6, is the pre-release code of Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2, which was built by us in the past months based on the pre-release builds of vSphere 6. Based on our testing, we did already determine at least one area where RTM brings a significant change comparing to RC code, and are now working on addressing it.

Overall though, things look pretty good so far - and as it stands right now, based on the current test results, we expect to be able to deliver full support for vSphere 6 by the end of April 2015, as a part of Veeam Backup & Replication Update 2 (subject to change, as every page of these forums states at the bottom) :wink:
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Re: VMware vSphere 6.0 support

Veeam Logoby seb1410 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:53 pm

Thanks for your feedback. It s highly appreciated ;)
Looking forward to update 2
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