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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

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bhagen wrote: Jan 07, 2021 9:23 pmAre there install instructions for this latest patch somewhere? I clicked the kb article link, but...no "instructions". I'm wondering if we're going to have to update licensing and/or veeam for windows agents.
There are no install instructions because they are not really needed for cumulative patches (unlike for product upgrades), except a few lines in the setup wizard. Just run the patch setup on your backup server and follow the wizard to the end, reading the descriptions. It will replace some product files with the patched one and exit. You will note that even product version does not change as the result, so it's really not that big of a deal comparing to an upgrade to another product version. Thanks!

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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

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Done; went very well. Now time to starting upgrading my vmware 6.7 clusters to 7.0 U1!

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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

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Hi, the last parch of veeam 10 (4854) is compatibility for vsphere 7.0.1 U1C, i need install U1C for production problem.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

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We don't specifically test individual vSphere patch builds, but they are nevertheless supported "by default" (just like Windows Updates) because they include bugfix only.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

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Will the new 6-month Update release cadence change anything in re: waiting on full regression testing? The concern could be that one day there will be a zero-day patch released not as a Patch release but as an Update and customers have to make hard choices.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

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How often vSphere updates are released does not really matter. What matters is:
1. The RTM code is not provided to partners in advance at all (at least 2 weeks in advance would be nice).
2. There's a big gap between the last RC build and the GA build, during which they keep changing the code - and this activity has a history of introducing breaking changes.

What would change the situation is if VMware released the RTM build to partners first, before making it generally available. Basically, exactly what we've been doing here at Veeam for many years now... and what Microsoft has been doing since forever (actually, these guys have a few months gap between RTM and GA for LTSC Windows Server releases).

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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

Post by Hiroyuki Uemura »

VBR11 supports ESXi 7.0 Update 1.
According this article, vSphere and vSAN updates simultaneously.
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2150753,

Currently "vSAN 7.0 Update 1" also supported?

Hiroyuki Uemura.

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Re: vSphere 7.0 U1 Support

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Yes, vSAN support is always included in our vSphere support.

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