Last week Veeam released the latest version of the Veeam Availability Suite v9. Over the course of the next few weeks I’ll be looking at some of the new features included in the latest release, and to kick off I’ll take a look at the Standalone console.
Veeam have added many ground breaking features to the product; Scale-out Backup Repository, Bitlooker, EMC Snapshot integration, Direct NFS Access, ROBO enhancements, Tape enhancements, Veeam Explorer for Oracle, Cloud Connect Replication, and Standalone console to name just a few of them.
But after upgrading our Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure the first thing I tried was the Standalone console. If you are a Managed Service Provider or Value Added Reseller, then the convenience of being able to launch a local Veeam Backup & Replication console from your desktop to connect to a remote Backup & Replication server will save so much time if you have to manage a large number of clients backup infrastructures. Continue reading →
A few days ago Veeam released Update 3 for the latest version of their Backup and Replication software.
The update includes full support for Windows 10 VMs and support for VMware vSphere v6.0 Update 1. See the Knowledge base article kb2068 for a list of fixes and enhancements.
This is great timing for me as I’ve just deployed a Windows 10 VM to our Hyper-V infrastructure and came up against the error message:
“Task failed Error: Wrong IP address The following Msvm_KvpExchangeDataItem.Name keys are deprecated: NetworkAddressIPv4, NetworkAddressIPv6, RDPAddressIPv4, and RDPAddressIPv6. Please configure guest IP addresses using Msvm_GuestNetworkAdapterConfiguration.”Continue reading →
Veeam have just release Update 2 for the latest version of their Backup and Replication software – Veeam Availability Suite v8.
The update includes full support for vSphere v6, and support for Veeam Endpoint Backup Free. See the Knowledge base article kb2024 for a list of fixes and enhancements.
As a service provider I got my hands on the update last week to apply to our Cloud Connect Solution and we’ve not had a problem with it, still you may want to wait a few days just in case there are any bugs to iron out. Continue reading →
Veeam have been hard at work recently and have just released Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. I’ve been using the Beta version for the past few months and it has worked really well, so I’m really excited to take a look at the full version and see what it has to offer.
The backups can be volume or file level, and bare metal restore is available for the volume level backups, but what is really exciting is the ability to backup to a current Veeam Backup & Replication repository.
Announcing: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE – In October Veeam announced a free Endpoint backup product for Windows 7 & higher and Server 2008 and higher, for physical machines. Betas are starting to be released as I write this (I’m just waiting for mine!).
Finally, it’s rare that I have to contact Veeam for support because as the logo states “It just works!”, but last week we had an issue with a Backup Copy Job failing, within three hours of uploading the logs I have a hotfix in my inbox which solved the problem, keep up the good work!
Veeam have released a new free tool which looks pretty useful for small Hyper-V deployments, Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V.
On a Hyper-V machine we know that the host Task Manager only shows the performance of the parent partition, and you have to use PowerShell or Hyper-V Manager to view performance of the guest virtual machines.
Veeam have combined the two in their new Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V. It only shows you the CPU and Memory utilisation, but if you are troubleshooting performance and don’t have a big performance monitoring application in place I suspect it will be pretty useful.