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Reading Time: 3 minutes One big change in the new Veeam Availability 9.5 Update 4 is the new licensing mode called Veeam Instance Licensing (VIL). Historically Veeam Backup & Replication was licensed based on socket numbers (physical socket of the protected hypervisors)… but with the introduction of the physical agents and other new products there are other license models.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Veeam has just released the new versions of Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam ONE and the bundle Veeam Availability Suite, all updated to the new 9.5 Update 4 version. As you probably notice in the past (see what’s happened with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 or Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2), this new “patch level” brings a lot of new features, like a major release.

Reading Time: 3 minutes One year ago, Veeam acquires N2WS with the intent to extend Veeam capabilities to the public cloud environments. N2WS was founded with the mission of providing enterprise-class data protection for workloads in the public cloud.

Reading Time: 2 minutes New years, new products and features announcements. And for Veeam, this mean the announce of the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4… but not only… On January 22nd, 2019 you can join the Veeam live announcement Q1 2019 were the latest features will be described included in NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 focused on improving the overall experience in the cloud and beyond.

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is a minor bug in Veeam environments: Veeam Backup and Replication self-signed certificate gets expired in 11 months after installation. The Veeam KB 2806 describe the details for this issue. The certificate is renewed, but Veeam Backup Service still has information about the old one in cache, thus shows the error message.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hot-add trasport mode is a valuable solution for serveral environment, but is not necessary the fastest (see Slow speed in hot-add transport mode backup) or the best solution. But for some environments (for example VMware vSAN) it’s the recommended approach. But in VMware vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 that can be some issues using hot-add on proxy with a huge number of virtual disks. Note that this issue is resolved in ESXi 6.5 P03 and ESXi 6.7 U1.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every year, the VeeamON Virtual online event brings together more than 2,500 industry experts to showcase the latest technology solutions for data hyper-availability. During this event, Veeam explores the challenges of data growth and inevitable data proliferation, the threats they pose to data availability and protection, and the steps to be taken to achieve Intelligent Data Management.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Veeam Backup & Replication does not have a native integration with “entry-level” NAS appliance, but there are some different options if you want to configure a Veeam repository on a NAS hardware appliance. The most common option is just to use the CIFS/SMB protocol on the NAS appliance and connect the repository as a network share. But for some NAS appliances there is also the possibility to export a LUN with iSCSI and then you can connect it with a software iSCSI initiator to the Veeam Backup Server and use as “local storage”.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some days ago I’ve got a strange error during the backup job of a vSphere 6.7 (not Update 1) environment with latest version of Veeam Backup & Replication. The job was starting correctly, VMs have been discoverted, but when the backup start to copy the VMDK the job failed with a “VDDK async operation error 14009” message.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seams that the new VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 will break all the Veeam Backup & Replication backup jobs! As reported in the Veeam KB 2443, VMware 6.7 Update 1 is actually NOT supported by Veeam B&R and will be supported only with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. More information are available on Veeam KB 2784 and this forum thread.

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