Release Notes for Veeam Management Pack 8.0 Update 5

KB ID: 2435
Product: Veeam Management Pack for System Center
Version: 8.0
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-03-06

Challenge

Release Notes for Veeam Management Pack 8.0 Update 5

Cause

Please confirm you are running Veeam Management Pack 8.0 prior to installing this update. You can check this in Operations Manager console under Administration | Management Packs, the build number should be 8.0.0.2218 or later.

To install the update, import the management packs through Operations Manager console > Administration > Management Packs > Import Management Packs.

To obtain Veeam MP 8.0 for System Center - Update 5, please download it here.

Solution

New in This Release

Support for Ops Mgr and SCVMM 1801
Veeam MP supports Microsoft System Center Operation Manager 1801 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1801.

Support for Windows Server 1709 Hyper-V
Veeam MP supports Windows Server 1709 Hyper-V. Windows Server 1709 Hyper-V hosts and clusters will be discovered and monitored by Veeam Hyper-V MP as described in the Veeam MP for Hyper-V User Guide.

Support for vSphere 6.5 TLS 1.2 protocol
Starting with vSphere 6.5, the TLS protocol version 1.2 is enabled by default. Veeam MP supports the new connection protocol for VMware monitoring. 
To allow Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service and Veeam VMware Collectors to connect to vCenter Servers that use the TLS 1.2 protocol, you must update Veeam MP core services as described in the Veeam MP for VMware Installation Guide, or in the Veeam KB article.

Morning Coffee Dashboard for Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure
This dashboard provides at-a-glance real-time overview of your Veeam backup infrastructure. The Morning Coffee Dashboard is available in the root Veeam for Backup and Replication folder.
The dashboard tracks the state of Enterprise Managers (if present), Backup & Replication servers, backup jobs, scale-out backup repositories and backup repositories, proxies, Veeam agents and the overall resource utilization, and immediately displays these changes in a single view. 
For more information on the Morning Coffee Dashboard, see the Management Pack for Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Support for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.1 and later 
Veeam MP discovers and monitors Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows on all computers that run Veeam Agents and Ops Mgr agents. Within this workflow, Veeam MP provides new objects (Veeam Agents and Veeam Agent Jobs), performance metrics, service monitors, views and performance reports.
For the full list of new Veeam MP features implemented to support Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows, see the Management Pack for Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Support for Veeam Agent Backup Jobs
When Veeam Backup & Replication server deploys Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux on computers in your infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication creates Veeam Agent Backup Jobs to back up these computers. 
Veeam MP discovers and monitors the Veeam Agent Backup Jobs. Within this workflow, Veeam MP provides new performance metrics and state monitors, and extends the existing reports to represent performance and health statistics for the new job types. 
For the full list of new Veeam MP features implemented to support Veeam Agent Backup Jobs, see the Management Pack for Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Support for new snapshot storage types on Veeam Backup & Replication server
Veeam MP discovers snapshot storages (3PAR, Nimble, NetApp, IBM, Infinidat, Pure, Huawei and so on) and snapshot-only jobs running on Veeam Backup & Replication servers.

Extended vCenter Appliance monitoring visibility
The root Veeam for VMware folder now includes 2 new views to support vCenter monitoring: _vCenter alarms and _vCenter API Connections. For more information, see the Veeam MP for VMware Operations Guide.

Extended support for Hyper-V storage
Veeam MP includes new features to support Hyper-V storage:  
•    New performance metrics for Hyper-V SMB shares and CSVs: Used Space GB and Used Space %. 
•    New Performance Forecast for Hyper-V SMB Volumes report that forecasts space resource utilization for SMB shares.
•    Extended Performance Forecast for Hyper-V Cluster Storage report that allows you to forecast resource utilization for Cluster Shared Volumes.
For more information, see the Veeam MP for Hyper-V User Guide.

Support for new vCenter Service Lifecycle Manager service
Starting with vSphere 6.5, vCenter Server services run as child processes of the VMware Service Lifecycle Manager (vmware-vmon) service. Veeam MP provides new rules and monitors to watch the status of the vCenter Service Lifecycle Manager service and report on its performance metrics.   

New vSan alarms
Veeam MP includes a set of monitors that track the state of vCenter vSAN alarms and allow you to check Virtual SAN clusters health status. For the full list of new monitors, see Veeam MP for VMware Reference.

New vCenter Server 6.5 alarm monitors
Veeam MP provides a number of new monitors to track vCenter Server 6.5 alarms. For the full list of new monitors, see Veeam MP for VMware Online Knowledge Base.

New dashboards for Veeam Backup Morning Coffee OMS
Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard for Backup now uses data collected from the Ops Mgr to monitor the state of Veeam Agents and Veeam Agent backup jobs.  

Updated Capacity Planning for Azure Hybrid Cloud report
The Capacity Planning for Azure Hybrid Cloud report takes into account new pricing politics for Microsoft Azure cloud resources.


Resolved Issues

All Platforms

Licensing issues
- Under certain circumstances, Veeam MP reports and dashboards started to ignore the Enterprise PLUS license and stopped working

Veeam MP for VMware
- Virtual Machines. Snapshot Summary report shows deleted snapshots
- VMware: Datastore Analysis monitors display incorrect description


Veeam MP for Hyper-V
- Network Switches temporarily represented with GUIDs instead of Network Switches names 
- Cluster Disk Performance view does not display latency metrics

MP for Veeam Backup & Replication
- Veeam Backup & Replication retention policies cause Veeam MP dataset processing errors
- No target repositories displayed for snapshot-only jobs
- Protected VMs report considers all VMs to be Unprotected 
 

More Information

To obtain Veeam MP 8.0 for System Center - Update 5, please download it here.

Please be aware that starting from September 2018 downloading updates will require an active contract for the corresponding product.

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