Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a RTM is now available featuring VMware vSphere 6.7 support

If you've been watching my article:


you already know what's been happening with the VM backup companies trying to get full vSphere 6.7 support out the door within about 60 to 90 days of its announcement and release:


So when news of the RTM bits surfaced on reddit last Thursday June 22, then yesterday on the Veeam Forums and Veeam Vanguard slack channel, vSphere 6.7 enthusiasts rejoiced. The time had arrived for lab tests to move forward with confidence, given Veeam's track record of well-tested code being delivered within the hoped-for (but never promised) time frame. It's also always entertaining and informative to see what Anton Gostev's Sunday evening newsletter will have to say about how support goes for this 3a release in these early days.

Available for Pro Partners, Veeam Vanguards, and customers:


[RTM] Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a (build

To gain access to the following downloads:

  • Setup with agents:

  • Setup without agents:

  • Full ISO with Update 3a:

you'll need to contact Veeam Customer Support for the download links, as explained by Gostev in the forums here. Or you can fill out the NFR request form, which might work for 9.5 3a too, read onward...


If you don't already own Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 that includes Backup & Replication, you'll need to purchase it. If you're a home lab enthusiast looking to test 9.5 3a in a non-production environment, place your NFR request for 9.5 here:

  • FREE NFR Key for NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

    Veeam® is happy to provide a FREE NFR server license to students, certified engineers, trainers and bloggers*

    This license allows for non-production use of Veeam Availabilty Suite™ 9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations for one year, 2 sockets. The license works for both VMware and Hyper‑V environments.
    Fill in the form and get your FREE NFR key NOW!
    *Only for vExpert, VCP, VCAP, VCI, VCDX, VMUG Leader, VTEC, VMCE, Microsoft MVP, MCSE, MCSA, MCT, Cisco Champion and other certified professionals. Students without an academic email address will need to contact Veeam to request a NFR license.

and if the provided download links are for 9.5 3, just upgrade it to 3a before using it under vSphere 6.7.

I plan to test this 9.5 Update 3a RTM code out in my own home lab, and am curious to hear how others do with their tests as well via comments below, and/or in the Veeam forums, where "MrPerFormance" already reported success.

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