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The GA version of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4b is available.

This update includes fixes to about 100 bugs most commonly seen in support – with the top 3 areas being Veeam Agent for Linux, agent management and tape.

But not only.

This update focuses on the new platforms support:

  • Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Windows Server version 1903 as guest VMs and for installation of Veeam Backup & Replication and its components
  • Windows 10 May 2019 Update support by Veeam Agent for Windows 3.0.2 (the new agent version that is shipped as a part of the update)
  • Linux kernel version 5.0 support by Veeam Agent for Linux 3.0.2 (the new agent version that is shipped as a part of the update)
  • RHEL 8, CentOS 8, Oracle Linux 8 and openSUSE Leap 15.1 support in the B&R agent management functionality
  • vCloud Director 9.7 support
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 U3 support
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 U3 readiness based on the pre-release build. The official support will still require the full regression testing performed on the generally available (GA) build.
  • VMware NSX-T support: Veeam has released a patch for Update 4b which adds NSX-T compatibility in order to configure correctly the network connectivity for restored VMs. The patch works for both on-prem vSphere environments, as well as VMware Cloud on AWS. At this time, you can obtain the patch through support.

Application support:

  • Oracle 19c on Linux support for RMAN-based and OCI-based application-aware processing, redo log backup and Veeam Explorer for Oracle in most configurations. Due to the recent availability of Oracle 19c, testing of DataGuard and RAC configurations is still being performed. This record will be updated with further information and the official support statement based on results.
  • Oracle 19c on Windows support for RMAN-based and OCI-based application-aware processing, redo log backup and Veeam Explorer for Oracle in basic configurations only. Due to the most recent availability of Oracle 19c for Windows, testing of advanced configurations (DataGuard, RAC, ASM, Pluggable DB, flashback, virtual accounts) is still to be performed. This record will be updated with further information and the official support statement based on results.

Storage integrations (only in the Enterprise Plus for vSphere):

  • Dell EMC Unity OE version 4.5 support.
  • The proprietary NFS client has been updated for compatibility with the Western Digital IntelliFlash (formerly Tegile)Universal Storage API plug-in. The plug-in will be made generally available along with the Update 4b release.

For more information see the Release Notes for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4b.

Also if the update process is quite simple and smart, be sure to stop all the jobs before apply the patch.

Also check that you are running version 9.0 Update 2 (build 9.0.0.1715) or later prior to installing this update. You can check this under Help | About in Veeam Backup & Replication console.

After the successful upgrade, your build number will be 9.5.4.2866.

Note that when upgrading from versions earlier than Update 4a, you will also see the vendor name changed from Veeam Software AG to Veeam Software Group GmbH, reflecting the legal company name change. Please note that the name change has also resulted in a change of the code signing certificate.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (3093 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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