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As promised (the ETA was between end of April and the beginning of May), Veeam has released the update 2 of the Veeam Availability Suite solution that add full VMware vSphere 6.0 and Veeam Enpoint Backup support (as a backup target). The patch is available on the Veeam download site.

Of course most news are related to vSphere 6.0 full support that include:

  • Support for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols)
  • Quick Migration to VVols
  • Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) policy backup and restore
  • Backup and replication of Fault Tolerant (FT) VMs
  • vSphere 6 tags integration
  • Cross-vCenter vMotion awareness
  • Hot-Add transport mode of SATA virtual disks
  • Virtual SAN 6.0 support

The Veeam Endpoint backup is something similar on what described in this previous post, but now with full functions, also in the restore to VMDK or VHD/VHDX options (but remember that is still not a P2V tool).

VeeamEndpoint-Repo

And there are also some news on Veeam ONE which brings the support to monitor everything in vSphere 6, including VVols.

But there are also a lot of other improvements that makes this patch valuable.

But note that, due to the new backup repository cache, you will have increased backup repository RAM requirements! It takes 2GB per 12TB worth of backups – so, depending on your infrastructure size, you may only see 2GB RAM consumption increase OVERALL across all jobs, and not per job.

If you do not have that extra physical RAM available? You can simply reduce your concurrent job count on the backup repository! Or you can simply disable the cache with the AgentReadOnlyCache (DWORD) = 0 registry value.

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Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2903 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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