Hey, Veeam-lovers. DK here.
And since all vSphere features have been already explained and I have zero interest in the new Harry Potter movie, let’s focus on Veeam stuff. The “What’s New” file is ELEVEN pages, which is not bad for a “dot” release.
And the first hidden gem is….the INSTALL button. Well, it’s not hidden, but not very obvious. Many people didn’t realize that this ginormous green square is the button.
— Dmitry Kniazev (@vmdk_co) November 28, 2016
But anyway. What do we get with this new 9.5 release? I’ll just list major and obvious features and show less advertised
- Full Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 support
- Advanced ReFS integration (my favorite!)
- Direct Restore to Azure
- Nimble Storage integration
- Enterprise stuff
If anything, read about them here
- vSphere infrastructure cache. vSphere infrastructure is kept in memory now and is frequently updated. It means two things: you don’t have to wait until the list of inventory expands and the “Building VM list” operation during backup takes much less time.
- Instant recovery of Windows endpoint to Hyper-V VM. You can start your backup of a physical server or a laptop on a VM while you fix the machine.
- Proxy affinity. You can choose which proxies are allowed to backup to certain repositories.
- SOBR temporary expansion. If you already have 3 extents in SOBR, you can now add 4th in maintenance mode, so that you could evacuate backups from smaller one if you want to replace it with a larger one.
- Parallel processing for Cloud Connect tenants. Multiple concurrent backups or replications.
- Cloud Connect Per-VM backup chains for CC Providers.
- Cloud Connect SOBR support for CC Providers. Simplifies backup storage management for Cloud Connect Providers.
- Direct restore from tape. No need to extract backup files to a selected storage first,
- Color themes:
— Dmitry Kniazev (@vmdk_co) November 16, 2016
In the upcoming months, I’ll be diving into these features more. Until then!