Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2 has arrived and with it comes compatibility with VMware vSphere 6. The announcement (here’s another) from Veeam came yesterday following the vSphere 6 launch by about six weeks. I was personally notified in a DM via Twitter as promised. Talk about red carpet treatment from an organization which values community – it’s hard to find a better example than Veeam.
Not only is Update 2 vSphere 6 hypervisor aware, but it also supports many of the features baked into vSphere 6 such as VVOLs, VSAN, Cross-vCenter vMotion, tags, FT virtual machines, and Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) backup and restore. This is just the short list. Improvements were made other areas such as Microsoft Hyper-V, SQL Server, file level recovery, and Veeam Cloud Connect. For a long and detailed list of enhancements, take a look at the Release Notes for Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2 found in Veeam KB 2024.
As with past upgrades, I found the process quick, painless, and no-nonsense. Granted, my lab installation is pretty straightforward. However, be sure to read the release notes if you’re utilizing vSphere tags.