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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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mkretzer wrote:
Apr 22, 2020 5:32 am
@Gostev will the performance impact be there for 6.7 as well with CP2?
No. There's no reason for us to touch our vSphere 6.7 support code, when the issue is specific to vSphere 7.0 ;)

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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is the sphere 7.0 already supposed ?

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Julien, you can read the current state for vSphere 7 support on the previous page. Thanks!

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Hi Can i just update the VCSA to ESX 7.0 ? (All ESX hosts will remain same on 6.7). I don't use any fancy plugins etc... Or better wait till you bring the patch for ESX 7.0 / Veeam 11
Appreciate any advise

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Yes, you should be fine upgrading vCenter only, we will not refuse to support you on these grounds. The patch for the "official" support including hosts should be released next week.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Hi Gostev,

Done the upgrade of VCSA to 7.0 (Very easy) & Happy to say all Veeam 10 backup/replication jobs are working fine
I will update ESX hosts when you say all OK. No hurry at all LOL :-)

Cheers & Keep up the good work

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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FYI: For all OEM/partner-supplied ISO image users
Important information before upgrading to vSphere 7.0 (78487)

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78487
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78389
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78632

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Next weekend I'm doing an upgrade from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7. In preparation, I'm doing a vCenter upgrade to 6.7 and not 7.0. The 4 VMware hosts are HP ProLiant's. I've learned over many years of IT, not to live on the "Bleeding Edge" ;). Although its compelling to go to vCenter 7.0 and I'm sure vSphere 6.7 will run just fine, I wouldn't do it in a production environment. Lab environment...Go for it :).

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Hi Gio think you are good to go from VCSA 6.5 to 7.0 Upgrade and 6.7 on ESX hosts. Like you all my hosts are HPE PL's (You can flash your's HPE PL's with the latest HPE SPP while taking the ESX hosts down. https://techlibrary.hpe.com/us/en/enter ... index.aspx)
I had just one issue not enough space for the export (Approx 3.5GB) on source VCSA for some reason. Found out I had 9GB free space on /tmp (using this command df -h) so I used it. Make sure you have a good backup of your VCSA & Try to clear any unwanted log's, data before starting the upgrade procedure.

Good Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIZ2Cm_0KPM

• vSphere 7 Best Practices (78205)
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78205
• Important information before upgrading to vSphere 7.0 (78487)
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78487?lang=en_US

Note this is a known issue in VCSA 7.0 but not a big deal

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78906

All the best to you

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Gostev wrote:
May 12, 2020 10:42 pm
Yes, you should be fine upgrading vCenter only, we will not refuse to support you on these grounds. The patch for the "official" support including hosts should be released next week.
Any ETA on the "official" support on vSphere 7.0 and ESXi 7.0? It's two weeks since the reply above. We would like to implement kubernetes and containers and VMware 7.0 is needed for that..

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Our QC team is currently finishing validating the above-mentioned patch, stay tuned for updates.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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CP2 was shipped yesterday, so our support should have it by now... and I'm just about to start working on the release notes for the KB article now.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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KB article is published > KB3161

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Friends, has anyone tested for comparison the improvements in thin disk functionality when restoring or replicating?
With the release of vSphere 7.0, VMware has improved the first-write process when using thin provisioned VMDKs. While VMware still recommends using Eager Zeroed Thick (EZT) virtual disks for maximum performance, this new method should decrease much of the on-first-write performance overhead previously experienced with thin VMDKs. For an overview of the new feature, see the VMware vSphere 7 Core Storage whitepaper.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Have Veeam 10.0.1.4854, ESXi 7.0 16324942, vCenter 7.0.10600 build 16620007 Attempting to backup any VM on the ESX 7 hosts (vsan or direct disk), receives the error it failed to initiate NFC session. logs show connection to NFC succeeds but authentication fails. Have tried backup jobs thru vCenter using the administrator account and direct to the host using root account. Support case# is 04320791.

Looking to see if anyone else is experiencing the same issue or having success with Veeam 10 and vSphere 7.0.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 support

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Hi Rob,

Please continue to work with our support team. And please take a look at this KB, it might be helpful as well.

Thanks!

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