Oct 15

Step by Step Guide Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Installation!

Veeam released Veeam B&R 8 Update 3, which contains some significant improvements such as vSphere 6 Update 1 support and Windows 10 as guest VMs integration. You can find more information about the release here.

This article provides a step by step guide for an update from Veeam 8 (version 8.0.0.807, 8.0.0.817, 8.0.0.831, 8.0.0.917, 8.0.0.2018, 8.0.0.2021, 8.0.0.2029 or 8.0.0.2030) to Veeam 8 Update 3 (version 8.0.0.2084).

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3

For more security:

The first step is to realize a configuration backup of Veeam server (“Configuration Backup” menu on the screenshot below) and if the Veeam Backup Server is deployed on a Virtual Machine, execute a backup of this VM with Veeam B&R.

Veeam Menu

When the backup is done, you can close Veeam software and restart the Windows server to clear any locks on the Veeam services (reboot). Basically I recommend you to stop properly the 6 or 7 Veeam services before upgrading (services.msc).

Running the Installer:

You have to run the installation file “VeeamBackup&Replication_8.0.0.2084_Update3.exe”.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3

Veeam now preparing the wizard.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3

Installation Wizard:

Once installation wizard is launched, click on “Next” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Then Veeam will prompt to install the update 3, click “Install”.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

The update took about few seconds to complete.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Once the upgrade completed, a prompt appeared to finalize the installation. Click on “Finish” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Post Reboot:

When the upgradre is done, I recommend you to restart properly the Windows server (reboot) and start the Veeam services.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

After installing the update, during the first start of the Veeam Backup Service, required modifications will be made to the configuration database automatically to optimize its performance. These modifications may take up to 10 minutes to complete. Please do not reboot the Veeam server, or attempt to stop the service during this operation.

Upon opening Veeam B&R, a prompt will appear to update the components (especially the Veeam Backup Server and the Proxy Server). Click on “Next” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Finally, when all components have been upgraded, you can click on “Finish” button.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

You can check the version in “About” tab (“Help” menu) : 8.0.0.2084.

Veeam B&R 8 Update 3 Wizard

Veeam B&R 8 does not require new job creation or any architecture changes for your existing backups and replication to work. If there are dedicated Veeam proxy servers in the environment, now is a good time to upgrade those servers, otherwise, Veeam is now ready to use.

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