Last week Veeam released Update 3 for Backup & Replication 8 taking the build number to and with the update, Veeam have released a couple new features and enhancements including:

  • Support for Windows 10 as guest virtual machines (VMs), including application-aware processing.
  • Support for vSphere 6.0 Update 1
  • Improved performance of certain user interface operations, such as opening Backups node in large environments.
  • Reduced load on SQL Server hosting product configuration database, while improving SQL interaction reliability in large environments. Improved performance of configuration backup in large environments.

For Service Providers running a Veeam Cloud Connect Service there were a few additional enhancements that are not listed in the KB. So some decent improvements in the way that the Cloud Connect Gateways handle load and there has also been some work done on the way he Cloud Gateways handle failover due to load or otherwise. In terms of the other fixes I’ve had a few certificate related issues come up since we launched the service and some of our clients have run into the Backup Copy Job error specified above…so an important update to apply.

Regardless of the features and enhancements if you are running Cloud Connect Service you will need to be looking at upgrading as soon as possible as issues will arise if customers are running client versions ahead of the service provider server build.