Veeam Backup&Replication 9.5 Update 1 RC is available

Update on 22th January 2017Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 1 with vSphere 6.5 support is available

On the 15th November VMware has announced the General Availability (GA) of vSphere 6.5 and on the 16th Veeam has done the same with the GA of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5.

Two big announcements but one problem : Veeam 9.5 is not compatible with vSphere 6.5. We will have to wait until Veeam 9.5 Update 1 that will be available at least two months after the last release of VMware.

On the 30th December, Veeam has announced on his forum that the release candidate is available and that if you want to try it, you have to open a case via the customer portal. You only have to ask to try this release and they will send you all the links to download each part of Veeam 9.5 Update 1 RC.

The update path is the same as the traditional stable Veeam updates : extract the EXE from the ZIP and execute it.

After the update you will have the following build number : 9.5.0.802

Currently, we are testing this release in the company I work for within an all new VMware 6.5 infrastructure (not in production) and it’s running fine.

Caution : It’s a Release Candidate version and there is no support from Veeam for this one. So be careful and don’t use it in your production environment.

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