It’s hard to believe but it’s been slightly over one year since v10 of Veeam Backup and Replication was introduced in beta format. I blogged about the installation experience here but now it’s time to bring you up to speed on v11 (Beta 2). As a reminder and like my fellow Veeam Vanguards, I am privileged to have early access to the new version while it’s in beta format before it’s released to the public in GA (General Availability).
The installation was a clean install (not an upgrade from a previous version) in my home lab environment which happens to be a test laptop but I hope to transition to a more permanent solution for a home lab in the near future. To begin the process, you must first download the ISO, mount the image, and then start the installation with the setup file.
Next is the installation process which includes the VBR11 installation options. In this example, I selected Install for VBR11, invoked the Setup command, accepted the License Agreement which includes the Beta license.
From there, I was required to install missing features because it didn’t meet the minimum requirements but that was accomplished by clicking Install and then the installation proceeded without any issues.
The progress then moves forward and installs MS SQL Server 2016 SP2 Express, Veeam Backup & Replication Server, and the Veeam Services start.
Below is confirmation the installation was a success.
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