Released: Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2 with FULL vSphere 6 and Veeam Endpoint FREE support

Schermata 2015-04-28 alle 15.42.14

Today Veeam released the second update of their backup software, Veeam Backup and Replication. This build number is The major improuvements of this new update are the full support for VMware vSphere 6 and all his new features like:

  • VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) support
  • VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 2.0
  • Support Support for Fault Tolerant VMs (FT VMs) for backups and replicas
  • Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) policy backup and restore.
  • vSphere 6 tags integration
  • … and many more.

The other great add to this new build is the integration with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE
This update enables you to take full advantage of Veeam backup repositories as additional target locations for your Veeam Endpoint Backup jobs, with backups for each endpoint being stored in a separate folder named after the endpoint.
Using a Veeam backup repository as the target for your endpoint backup jobs enables the following additional functionality:

  • Centralized monitoring
  • Offsite protection
  • Backup encryption
  • Application item-level recovery
  • Disk export

Make attention:
Prior to installing this update please reboot the Veeam server to clear any locks on the Veeam services and when the reboot is done, please stop all the Veeam services and apply the update.
After installing the update, please start the Veeam services, open the console and allow Veeam B&R to update its components.
After upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0, due to vSphere 6 using new unique tag IDs, you must edit all existing jobs that leverage vSphere tags and re-add all required tags.

Here is the link to the download with the Release Note and the full list of resolved issues.
If you want to learn more on this new release I suggest you to read the Rick Vanover post on the Veeam Blog.