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 18.104.22.1687, 22.214.171.1247, 126.96.36.1991, 188.8.131.527, 184.108.40.2068, 220.127.116.111, 18.104.22.1689 or 22.214.171.1240) to Veeam 8 Update 3 (version 126.96.36.1994).
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.
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_188.8.131.524_Update3.exe”.
Veeam now preparing the wizard.
Once installation wizard is launched, click on “Next” button.
Then Veeam will prompt to install the update 3, click “Install”.
The update took about few seconds to complete.
Once the upgrade completed, a prompt appeared to finalize the installation. Click on “Finish” button.
When the upgradre is done, I recommend you to restart properly the Windows server (reboot) and start the Veeam services.
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.
Finally, when all components have been upgraded, you can click on “Finish” button.
You can check the version in “About” tab (“Help” menu) : 184.108.40.2064.
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.