Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 – Top New Features
Together with Update 3 we have also released:
- Veeam One Update 3 (Build 188.8.131.5201)
- Veeam Agent for Windows 2.1 (Build 184.108.40.2063)
- Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0 (Build 220.127.116.110)
Focusing back on Backup & Replication…Update 3 is a fairly significant update and contains a number of enhancements and fixes with a lot of those enhancements aimed at improving the scalability of our flagship Backup & Replication platform. The biggest and most anticipated feature is the built in Agent Management meaning Backup & Replication can now manage virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads from a single console. Further to that we have added offical support for VMware Cloud on AWS and vCloud Director 9.0.
Below are the major features included in Update 3.
- Built-in agent management
- Insider protection for Veeam Cloud Connect
- Data location tagging
- IBM Spectrum Virtualize Integration
- Universal Storage Integration API
Other notable enhancements and feature updates include supportability for 4TB virtual disks when using Direct Restore to Azure and support for SQL Server 2017 with that also now a possible database target for the platform. There is extended support for the latest Windows 10, Server and Hyper-V releases. In terms of storage apart from the addition of IBM support and the Universal Storage Integration API we added enhancements to Cisco HyperFlex, Data Domain and HPE 3PAR StoreServ as well as support for Direct NFS to be more efficient with HCI platforms like Nutanix.
For the agents you can now do backup mapping for seeding and restore from backup copies. For VMware there is a significant fix for a condition which reset CBT data for all disks belonging to a VM rather than just the resized disk and there is support again for non encrypted NDB transport.
There is also a lot of new features and enhancements for VCPS and i’ll put together a couple of seperate posts over the next few days outlining those feature…though I did touch on a few of them in the Update 3 RTM post here.
A quick note also for VCSPs that you can upgrade from the RTM to the GA build without issue.