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vSphere 5.5 Support?

Created: 26 Aug 2013 • Updated: 06 Oct 2013 | 7 comments
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Watched the VMWorld 2013 keynote today.  There are some nice new features within vsphere 5.5.  Do any Symantec insiders out there have any idea when we can expect Netbackup to support this new version?

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Will Restore's picture

I would guess announcement soon and release within 6 months.

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way

teiva-boy's picture

Looking at the track record for support of VMware vCenter 5.1, Windows 2012, etc...  It could be a while.

On one hand, customers want it.  On the other hand, Symantec doesn't care unless their Enterprise/Large Enterprise customers want it.  They need/want possible revenue to justify testing and producing code.  The only real revenue is from the larger customers.  Sad truth.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

d.dvp's picture

specifically registered to get an update on this - so count me in.

Marianne's picture

Best to subscribe to this doc:

Statement of Support for NetBackup 7.x in a Virtual Environment:

You will get email notification as and when the doc gets updated.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

d.dvp's picture

Oops - just realized it is not Backup Exec thread surprise

The real Alex Davies's picture

vSphere 5.5 has arrived too late to be supported by NetBackup 7.6 but we expect to support it with a maintenance within the next 6 months.