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  1. 1

    Martijn Moret

    Do not forget to check if your backup software supports VMware 5.5!

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    1. 1.1

      viktorious

      True! Do you have any news on vSphere 5.5 support for e.g. Commvault, Symantec, Veeam?

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      1. 1.1.1

        Martijn

        Hi,

        Veeam and Symantec do not support 5.5.
        CommVault states: 5.x, but no official 5.5 support…

        Regards,
        Martijn

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  2. 2

    solgae

    Interestingly, vCloud Director 5.5 IS compatible with vCAC 5.2, and vCloud Director 5.5 is (obviously) compatible with vSphere 5.5. So if you need to manage vSphere 5.5 environment thru vCAC 5.2, I assume you could point the vCAC 5.2 to the vCloud Director 5.5 environment that’s managing your vSphere 5.5 environment. With vCloud Suite license, it’s more than likely that you are licensed for both vCloud Director and vCAC.

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    1. 2.1

      solgae

      Well, the matrix has been updated to show that vCAC 5.2 is compatible with vSphere 5.5. So no need for a vCD workaround.

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      1. 2.1.1

        viktorious

        Thanks for your comments, I’ve updated the article to reflect vCAC 5.2 support on vSphere 5.5!

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  3. 3

    Max

    OK, so how does one update to SRM 5.5 in the real world, if you simultaneously need to upgrade SRM, vCenter and ESXi for your critical production cluster(s)? I’ve read the guides and this seems to be the case – am I missing something?

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    1. 3.1

      viktorious

      Hi Max! Yes, that’s the case…this was also the case when looking at previous versions and interoperability. Also check the possible upgrade paths: http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php and choose Solution Upgrade Path.

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      1. 3.1.1

        Max

        Ah this is just a clarity-of-language issue. “vSphere” above means vCenter – not vCenter + ESXi.

        According to the matrix, ESXi doesn’t need to be upgraded to use upgraded vCenter (as always), or SRM (which I thought had changed).
        I’ve always upgraded SRM and vCenter at the same time, followed long after by ESXi, so no change to that process right?

        Thanks,
        -Max

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        1. 3.1.1.1

          viktorious

          You’re absolutely right 🙂 Thanks for the comment, I’ve updated the article!

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  4. 4

    Jordan

    Hi solage

    I tried to deploy vCAC 5.2 with vSphere 5.5 platform, but I encountered an issue when I tried to configure credentials to add vSphere endpoint vCAC that system always pending the “loading” so that I cannot go to next step. I wonder whether vCAC support vSphere 5.5 directly or rely on vCloud director

    Thanks, Jordan

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    1. 4.1

      viktorious

      Hi! vCAC 5.2 is compatible with vSphere 5.5 so things should be working. Unfortunately I don’t have the possibility to test it myself. Can you add a vSphere 5.1/5.0 endpoint successfully?

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      1. 4.1.1

        Jordan

        Yes, I can add vSphere 5.1 to vCAC.

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  5. 5

    Andreas

    For an overview what backup software supports VMware 5.5 take a look at this article:
    http://www.running-system.com/upgrade-to-vsphere-5-5-take-care-about-your-backup-software/

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