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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by l.vinokur » Jun 25, 2018 4:31 pm

Fred_vBrain wrote:jamcool,

even if you wouldn't have problem with Veeam you would run an unsupported constellation. Check the Interop Matrix. http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide ... erop&2=&1=

vCenter 6.5 U1x is not supported to manage 6.5 U2 host. It can work but you definitely run into issues over time.

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Thought so as well, but this is incorrect.
You can manage the ESXi with any VC as long as the major+minor versions are same. So any 6.0 VC can manage any 6.0 host, any 6.5 VC can manage any 6.5 (and some lower) hosts.
From your link you can see that VC 6.5 RTM+ can manage ESXi 6.5u2
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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by nobrell » Jun 25, 2018 10:12 pm 2 people like this post

Some quick feedback on 9.5.0.1922(update3a) RTM which I got and installed today :)
SureBackup is now working again on vSphere 6.5.U2. (Also updated the appliance)
Regular Backup is still also working but we didn't have any issued before either.

I'm now looking into updating to vSphere 6.7.

Thanks for this update!

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by rscale » Jun 26, 2018 1:17 pm

Just to clarify where we are, is it correct to say that Veeam currently does not support/recommend moving to 6.5 u2 on either esxi or vcenter? We've had some internal questions on if we can update vcenter at this time and wait for esxi support. Thanks!!

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by Gostev » Jun 26, 2018 3:32 pm 1 person likes this post

Correct, 6.5 U2 is not currently supported due to a major regression in ESXi code that makes vSphere API start failing under heavy host load.

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by l.vinokur » Jun 26, 2018 5:43 pm

There was a mention that the reason that update2 is not a regular update is that VMware had ported a bunch of code from 6.7

Is 6.7 currently fully supported or should we expect backup issues under heavy load with vSphere 6.7 as well?

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by Gostev » Jun 26, 2018 6:24 pm

vSphere 6.7 is fully supported with Update 3a, no issues under heavy load there.

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by RayEL » Jun 26, 2018 7:42 pm

I have an open ticket on 6.5 u2 as well. If the 9.5 update 3a is available, even if it is not perfect for 6.5u2 (can we at least access this update to see if this helps resolve some of the issues.

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by dgapinski » Jun 26, 2018 8:08 pm

nobrell wrote:I'm now looking into updating to vSphere 6.7.
Nobrell, I just saw today that upgrading from 6.5U2 to 6.7 is currently not supported (https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/detail ... rPId=23762). I thought you'd think it's quite relevant if you hadn't seen it before. I'm sure that they'd figure out an upgrade path to 6.7 at some point, but something to keep an eye on.

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by Gostev » Jun 26, 2018 9:58 pm

RayEL wrote:I have an open ticket on 6.5 u2 as well. If the 9.5 update 3a is available, even if it is not perfect for 6.5u2 (can we at least access this update to see if this helps resolve some of the issues).
Yes, most certainly. Your support engineer will be able to provide you Update 3a bits.

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by ottl05 » Jun 29, 2018 8:18 am

Is there a release date for the 6.5U2 support for veeam (problem with heavy host load)

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by vmniels » Jun 29, 2018 9:32 am

Currently no ETA as the heavy load issue is still there.
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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by Gostev » Jun 29, 2018 12:55 pm 1 person likes this post

The release date for the 6.5U2 support is basically "never". Veeam will only be able to fully support 6.5U2 deployments starting from some newer buld (like 6.5U2a or something, as VMware usually names them). Basically, whatever ESXi build will bring a fix to the issue, we will be able to immediately support with Update 3a (unless it breaks something else).

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by ottl05 » Jun 29, 2018 1:37 pm

we had the problem, that the veeam-proxies on the hosts with 6.5u2, crashed. the disk from the other vms (hot-add) where mounted and the proxies died.....

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by Njumaen » Jun 30, 2018 9:30 pm

Gostev wrote:Veeam will only be able to fully support 6.5U2 deployments starting from some newer buld (like 6.5U2a or something, as VMware usually names them).
A new build seems to be available!
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55913

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Re: vSphere 6.5U2 support

Post by Gostev » Jul 01, 2018 8:57 pm

It's a patch that addresses the specific issue, which is clearly not the one in question.

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