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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by DGrinev » Dec 27, 2018 10:10 am

Hey Matthew and welcome to the community!

We have no compatibility matrix, however, all those Express Patches are made to fix bugs and known issues.
It doesn't break anything in terms of backup.

Please take a look at the explanation by wishr in this thread here. Thanks!

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by evilaedmin » Dec 31, 2018 12:19 am

KaramuHS wrote:
Dec 27, 2018 4:10 am
Is there a compatibility matrix for the latest Veeam version vs vSphere/hosts somewhere?
I think there is but it does not seem to track patch releases in any meaningful way: https://www.veeam.com/kb2443

I would tend to interpret this as, any patch releases are supported by default, however if VMware chooses to change something, or introduce some regression, it's not Veeam's fault. Which is a shame, we pay Veeam reasonable amounts of money for which they should be able to within a reasonable amount of time explicitly qualify each patch release, update the QC matrix, and these threads would be much shorter with fewer questions.

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by dfarrall » Dec 31, 2018 10:52 am

wishr wrote:
Dec 18, 2018 10:54 am
VMware Express Patches for 6.7 GA version do not include previous Updates bits. 6.7 GA and 6.7 Updates are two different independent branches in terms of patches releases (while updates may include previous EPs, though). Build versions do not indicate any dependencies between those two. As Gostev mentioned, B&R U3a does support patched VMware 6.7 GA versions that currently exist.
Sorry but this is not true, we have upgraded to 6.7 EP 05 from the advice given in this thread and ran into the same issue as people who upgraded to 6.7u1.

We've put the reg fix in which has resolved it, but not really what i wanted..

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by wishr » Dec 31, 2018 10:54 am

Hi Dfarrall,

Welcome to the Veeam community forums and thanks for posting.

Could you please let us know from which version you've upgraded?

Thanks

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by DonZoomik » Dec 31, 2018 11:05 am

ngreen wrote:
Dec 12, 2018 4:28 pm
We have a couple of test Windows Server 2019 VMs (GUI not core) and they are backing up just fine. VMs are running the latest VMware Tools 10.3.5 - no official word on 2019 support in the release notes, but might be worth upgrading the tools to test.
Are you using AAP or general guest quiescence? I haven't tried AAP but quiescence fails (both Veeam-initated and vSphere-initiated) with "An expected hidden volume arrival did not complete because this LUN was not detected." However this hidden disk is inserted just fine according to logs... Tried both Full and Core, patches and without.
As DISKSHADOW VSS backup emulation works fine, I guess it's an issue with VMware Snapshot Provider (Tools). I guess I'll have to create a VMware SR.

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by dfarrall » Dec 31, 2018 11:06 am

We went from ESXI 6.0 (6921384) to 6.7 EP5 (10764712) and vCenter 6.7.0.14000 (9451876)

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by wishr » Dec 31, 2018 11:15 am

That's very strange. I'll check with the internal teams what could be a reason for that, because this is not expected behavior.

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by joel.thompson » Jan 02, 2019 1:39 am

Hi Guys,

I updated VCSA over the holidays, figuring it would only install security patches and not raise it to 6.7U1, technically the version I am now running is 6.7.0.20100.

Backups failed so I implemented this registry fix which did not work, I then removed the VM and re-added the VM to the test backup project and it now runs fine, is this something that is required or or should I remove the registry fix and just remove/add the VM's to the backup list to see if that works?

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by Mike Resseler » Jan 02, 2019 8:48 am

Hey Joel,

If I am not mistaken, this means your VCSA is now version 6.7U1a. Which is only supported by us in update 4. This thread talks about updating the ESXi servers to 6.7 U1. Is this also done by you or only the appliance?

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by ngreen » Jan 02, 2019 10:21 am

DonZoomik wrote:
Dec 31, 2018 11:05 am
Are you using AAP or general guest quiescence? I haven't tried AAP but quiescence fails (both Veeam-initated and vSphere-initiated) with "An expected hidden volume arrival did not complete because this LUN was not detected." However this hidden disk is inserted just fine according to logs... Tried both Full and Core, patches and without.
As DISKSHADOW VSS backup emulation works fine, I guess it's an issue with VMware Snapshot Provider (Tools). I guess I'll have to create a VMware SR.
Yes, we're using AAP without VMware tools quiescence, Veeam 9.5 update3a with the registry fix, VCSA 6.7 update 1 and ESXi 6.7 update 1. Maybe AAP is the difference as it quiesces using Microsoft VSS rather than using VMware Tools which doesn't officially support 2019 yet?

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by DonZoomik » Jan 02, 2019 10:31 am

I was just inserting the SR and this showed up in suggestions: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/60395
I guess I have to resort to AAP for now.

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by joel.thompson » Jan 02, 2019 11:15 am

Mike, do you suggest trying to get hold of Veeam update 4 beta or downgrade VCSA?

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by pbosgraaf » Jan 02, 2019 1:08 pm

Any news on the supportability of vSphere 6.7u1 with 9.5u3a?
We are keen to update to 6.7u1 asap due to some security fixes, Veeam is our last hard blocker.
Since the 3-4 weeks mentioned in the first post have already passed i would love to see an official update on this.

Thanks!
Peter

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by Mike Resseler » Jan 02, 2019 1:49 pm

Hi Peter,

First: Welcome to the forums

VBR 9.5 Update 4 will fully support 6.7u1. We are in the last stage so expect GA within a few weeks.

@Joel: If you can live with the current fix... As you see from above, the support will be out soon. Or if it is really urgent, please contact your system engineer to see if he can help you

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Re: vSphere 6.7 U1 Support

Post by danielbastos » Jan 03, 2019 4:55 pm

The solution solved my problem.

Thanks

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