Finally, vSphere 5.1 and Win2012 Support for Backup Exec

If you are a Backup Exec shop and also a vSphere 5.1 or Windows 2012 shop, you are going to want to get your Backup Exec updated today.

It’s hard to believe that its taken Symantec almost a year to support vSphere 5.1, but it’s true… vSphere 5.1 was released August 27th 2012 and it only took them 333 days! (Lets hope they can shorten that window when vSphere 5.5 is released 😉 )

New features/enhancements are included in this release

• Protection of Windows® Server 2012 servers using the Agent for Windows. This includes support for:
⁃ Microsoft data Deduplication-enabled volumes (backs up and restores data in non-deduplicated data format)
⁃ New ReFS (Resilient File System)
⁃ Windows Recovery Volume (WinRE)
⁃ New Hyper-V version
⁃ Updated Failover Clustering (CSV)
⁃ Native 4K (Advanced Format) drives
⁃ Online restore of computer and system components

• Updated protection of SQL to include:
⁃ SQL 2012 SP1
⁃ SQL 2008 R2 SP2

• Protection of Exchange 2013 (Non-GRT only)
• Support for Exchange 2010 SP3
• Protection of SharePoint Server 2013 (Non-GRT only)
• Support for VMware® vSphere® 5.1
⁃ VMware ESX™ 5.1 and vCenter™ 5.1

Anyhow here are the links to both the release notes for BE2010 SP3 and BE2012 SP2:

Backup Exec 2010 R3 revision 5204 Service Pack 3 Release Notes

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH208601

Backup Exec 2010 R3 revision 5204 Service Pack 3

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH203157

Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 2 Release Notes

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH208600

Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798 Service Pack 2

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH203155

 

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