Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in 1.1 for Kaseya until the recent past was supporting the following Kaseya versions namely Kaseya Server v 6.1 and Kaseya Server v6.2. The release of Kaseya Server v6.3 in first quarter of this year changed the scenario a bit and the existing plug-in was no longer compatible. However with the release of service pack (SP1) for Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in 1.1 the wait for Kaseya 6.3 support is finally over.
So What’s New?
This release of the plug-in includes following new features and capabilities
- Platform Support for Kaseya Server 6.3
- Support for Windows Server 2012
- Support for MS-SQL Server 2012
It is important to understand that the SP1 release of the Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in 1.1 for Kaseya is just a platform support release for Kaseya 6.3.The earlier version of the plug-in releases were incompatible with the latest Kaseya Server 6.3. There are no new features introduced in this release all the features/functionality is the same as the previous plug-in release i.e. Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in 1.1 for Kaseya.
Where can I get it?
The Latest Service Pack 1 (SP1) release for the plug-in is available for download from Symantec support site and yes it is still FREE!!!
Note: Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in 1.1 for Kaseya (Service Pack 1) is a standalone and complete product and does not require you to install the earlier version of the product.
Downloading the Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in for Kaseya installation package
Multiple versions of the Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in for Kaseya are available for download. Depending on the version of the Kaseya Server you have, you must download and install the appropriate version of the Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in for Kaseya. There are two likely scenarios 1. You have Kaseya Server 6.3 installed or 2. You have Kaseya Server 6.1 or 6.2 installed. Based on the version of Kaseya server installed you need to follow the steps listed below
Kaseya Server 6.3 (On-Premise Edition) is Installed: If you have Kaseya Server 6.3, you must download the Symantec_Backup_Exec_Management_Plug-in_1.1_Service_ Pack_ 1_for_Kaseya.zip. Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in 1.1 for Kaseya (Service Pack 1) is a standalone and complete product and does not require you to install the earlier version of the product.
Kaseya Server 6.1 or 6.2 (On-Premise Edition) is installed: If you have Kaseya Server 6.1 or 6.2, you must download the Symantec_Backup_Exec_Management_Plug-in_1.1_ for_Kaseya.zip file.
As mentioned earlier in the post there are no new functionality/features introduced in the SP1 release of the plug-in; consequently the steps required for configuring the pre-requisites, plug-in installation and configuring the plug-in to start monitoring Backup Exec environments remain the same. Please refer the earlier posts regarding the same, the links for which are given below
- Configuring the Pre-Requisites in Kaseya before Installing the SP1 Plug-in
- Installing the SP1 Plug-in for Kaseya
- Configuring the SP1 plug-in to start monitoring Backup Exec environments
For User’s upgrading from Kaseya 6.2 or 6.1
Scenario: You are upgrading your Kaseya Setup from Kaseya Server (6.1 or 6.2) to Kaseya Server 6.3 and you have the previous version of the plugin installed i.e. Symantec Backup Exec™ Management Plug-in 1.1 for Kaseya.
In this case all you need to do is first upgrade your Kaseya Server setup to Kaseya 6.3 and then on top of that install the latest build of the plugin i.e. Symantec Backup Exec™ Management Plug-in 1.1 for Kaseya Service Pack1. The plugin shall work flawlessly on the upgraded setup. Also the icing on the cake is you would be able to retain all your plugin related configuration settings and backup data from the previous release of the plugin.
Verifying successful installation of the plug-in
Once you are done installing the SP1 plug-in logon to the Kaseya Web console. Navigate to Symantec Backup Exec > Backup Monitoring > Dashboard in the left Pane. On the Dashboard page scroll to the far right corner of the page there you will see drop down links for Quick Links and Help.
Click on Help > About Symantec Backup Exec Management Plug-in for Kaseya you will be shown the following pop-up windows with the details of the latest installed release of the plug-in.
Also starting from Kaseya Server 6.3 there is an entry for all third party plugins in the License Manager page. Please refer the below screenshot for the details