Veeam 9.5 Update 1 Released VMware vSphere 6.5 support

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Veeam 9.5 Update 1 Released VMware vSphere 6.5 support – For those with a Veeam backup solution in place who were holding off on upgrading to vSphere 6.5 because of the lack of compatibility, wait no longer.  The anticipated release of Veeam 9.5 Update 1 which brings vSphere 6.5 support was released today.  Let’s look at a few of the additional features with this release.

Updated Platform Support

  • Dell EMC Data Domain OS 6.0
  • HPE 3PAR 3.2.2 MU3
  • HPE StoreOnce 3.15.1
  • Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0
  • Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 public beta
  • VMware vSphere 6.5

Particularly with VMware vSphere 6.5 support Veeam 9.5 update 1 includes:

  • Encrypted VM support
  • VMFS6 support
  • Virtual machine version 13
  • NBD Compression
  • Enhanced guest interaction support
  • VM tag API support

Performance and Reliability

  • Both general performance and reliability improvements have been made.

Let’s take a look at the upgrade.

Veeam 9.5 Update 1 Released VMware vSphere 6.5 support

Before updating, make sure you are running versions 9.5.0.580, 9.5.0.711 or 9.5.0.802.  Download the 9.5 update 1 zip package and extract.  Kick off the update executable.  The process is very straightforward.  You basically just follow the prompts.

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After updating, you will receive the directive to update components after you launch Veeam.

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Thoughts

Veeam 9.5 Update 1 Released VMware vSphere 6.5 support is good news for those who run Veeam in their environments and it looks to be a worthy upgrade otherwise with added features, performance, and stability.  Now it is off to the races officially to start upgrading to vSphere 6.5 for Veeam shops!