Veeam Updates Released

Veeam released yesterday the update 1 for the following products:

  • Backup & Replication 9.5, KB2222
  • ONE 9.5, KB2223
  • Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.0, KB2224

Update 1 of Backup & Replication finally introduces VMware vSphere 6.5 support:

  • Encrypted VMs support, vSphere 6.5 introduces VMs with encrypted disks. Such VMs can be backed up in hot add and network (NBD) transport modes only, with hot add mode requiring that the backup proxy itself is an encrypted VM. There are no limitations around restores, because backups contain unencrypted VM data (remember to enable backup encryption if that is a concern).
  • VMFS6 support, vSphere 6.5 introduces the new VMFS version, and this update allows you to leverage advanced functionality such as Backup from Storage Snapshots and Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots for VMs with virtual disks residing on VMFS 6 datastores.
  • Virtual hardware version 13 support, vSphere 6.5 introduces the new VM hardware version which increases some configuration maximums and adds ability to add NVMe controllers to a VM. This update adds ability to process such VMs.
  • NBD compression, VDDK 6.5 adds ability to enable native NBD traffic compression. To control the compression level, create VMwareNBDCompressionLevel (DWORD) registry value under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication key on the backup server with value from 0 (no compression) to 3 (best compression). Please expect significant performance impact from enabling NBD compression unless you’re backing up over slow or busy management network.
  • New guest interaction API support, vSphere 6.5 discontinued VIX API that previous Veeam versions leveraged for network-less guest interaction for functionality such as application-aware processing. As part of vSphere 6.5 support effort, we have switched the corresponding functionality to the new vSphere API for guest interaction, so that you can continue using the existing product functionality with vSphere 6.5.
  • New VM tag API support, vSphere 6.5 introduces new APIs for programmatic access and management of vSphere tags. With its support by Veeam, you can continue using advanced backup policies based on tags even after you upgrade to vSphere 6.5.

This update also resolves the issue where which caused monthly Active Full backup schedule to reset to the default one (First Monday of the month) after upgrading to version 9.5.

To download the updates use the following links: