Veeam Backup and Replication v11a offers new support capabilities

Veeam Availability`Suite 9.5 Update 3a

Two weeks ago, we saw the release of Veeam Backup and Replication version 11a. Veeam Backup & Replication 11a is the newer build of version 11. This update includes over 2000 enhancements and fixes based on customer feedback. It also includes fixes from all cumulative patches for the original v11 release.

What's New

Veeam Backup and Replication v11a adds the following new features and enhancements:

Platform support

With v11a, Veeam Backup and Replication brings support for:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows 10 21H1
  • Microsoft Windows 11 based on the pre-release build
  • Microsoft Azure Stack HCI 21H2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4
  • CentOS 8.4
  • Ubuntu 21.04
  • Debian 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 Service Pack 3
  • OpenSUSE Leap 15.3
  • Fedora 34
  • VMware Cloud Director 10.3
  • VMware VMC 15
  • VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 3 based on the pre-release build

Cloud support

With v11a, Veeam Backup and Replication brings support for:

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Native backup and recovery to Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) systems and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases
  • Amazon S3 Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive, Microsoft Azure Archive Storage and Google Cloud Archive storage
  • Integrations with AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and Azure Key Vault

On-premises support

With v11a, Veeam Backup and Replication brings support for:

  • Instant Recovery to Nutanix AHV
  • Centralized management for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris protection
  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) v4.4.7, and up based on the supported public beta
  • Kasten by Veeam K10 integration based on the upcoming Kasten K10 v4.5

Concluding

As Veeam Backup and Replication v11 doesn't support vSphere 7.0 Update 3, natively, version 11a is a welcome update.

Further reading

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 5d adds support to install on top of VBR 11a  
What Veeam Backup & Replication v11 means for Identity-focused admins
Veeam Backup and Replication version 10a adds support for the latest technology

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