Snapshot commit operations have always been a problem, especially for large and really active virtual machines. But vSphere 6 has introduced some changes that are probably going to make commits a problem of the past!
VMware has warned about a bug in VDDK 5.5: if you are running vSphere 5.5 and you backup a vmdk disk larger than 2TB using HotAdd mode, it fails silently, while it reports it completed successfully.
Veeam has just released their new version of Veeam Backup & Replication, named 7.0 R2 (build number 126.96.36.1994). Besides being the first release to use this new numbering type, the last release of their flagship backup software has some new important features: the first and foremost is the official support for the latest virtualization solutions, that are VMware vSphere 5.5 (along with vCloud Director 5.5) and Hyper-V 2012 R2.
In vSphere 5.5 vStorage API for Data Protection (VDDK 5.5) will be available only in the 64 bit version. If you are using still 32bit machines to run your Data Protection solution, you better upgrade them to 64 bit.
With the new release of vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 5.5, VMware has made a huge step forward in order to make the appliance a real choice not only for test and small business environments, but also for medium and large ones. Specifically, the new limit of 100 hosts and 3000 VM make the VCSA a […]