Windows Server 2016 became generally available last week, meaning many of you probably have the same question around its support by Veeam. More information about Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 here and on Veeam portal.
In the word from Gostev, with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5, the goal is to sign off RTM build before the end of this month. Veeam did have some delay, mainly because the Windows Server 2016 RTM build appeared to have a number of show stoppers around Hyper-V 2016 backup. Veeam worked closely with Microsoft to investigate those, and Gostev said that most of them have now been resolved with the update to Windows Server 2016 RTM build. This update will be pushed normally through Windows Update, and if you’re a Microsoft partner – look for “Update 9D” package on Connect.
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 RTM:
As soon as Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 RTM code is available, Veeam will share it with all of our partners for preview purposes. As usual, the editor will need to wait at least two weeks before making the code generally available, because we must let our Veeam Cloud Connect service providers to upgrade their infrastructure before any of their clients do so.
Veeam One 9.5:
Veeam ONE 9.5 will not be included in the partner preview distribution since Veeam don’t have the same early availability requirement there, plus its code is a bit behind Veeam Backup & Replication from RTM readiness perspective. Nevertheless, both products will become generally available as the same time as they represent our Veeam Availability Suite offering.
Veeam Management Pack 8.0 Update 3:
Veeam Management Pack 8.0 Update 3 is also scheduled to become generally available around the same time frame, adding full support for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, over 70 new alarms for VMware VSAN, and the customizable Morning Coffee Dashboard.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0:
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 (next version of rebranded Veeam Endpoint Backup) is at feature complete stage and Veeam is planning to make the public beta available in the second half of November.
Veeam Agent fot Linux RTM:
Veeam Agent for Linux is now in its beta2 and Veeam’s developpers have less than a hundred bugs left to fix before they can publish RTM version, so probably talking November release here as well. Note: integration with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 will require Update 1 for the latter, which Veeam is hoping to release before the end of the year.
Veeam Availability Console 2.0:
Related to this public beta, Veeam is also planning to make the private beta of Veeam Availability Console 2.0 (next version of rebranded Veeam Managed Backup Portal) available shortly afterward, including the newly added Agent for Windows management functionality. If you’re a service provider, keep an eye on the private VCSP forum for the beta announcements (for end users, this beta will likely be private and managed by regional pre-sales teams).
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365:
Finally, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (in public beta now) is also getting close, with nothing but bug fix left. Veeam will likely has another beta sometimes in November with nearly final code.
Basically, November is going to be a strategic month for Veeam! Excited!
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You can learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 here.