HPE VM Explorer 6.3 released


HPE released VM Explorer 6.3 introducing the support for vSphere 6.5 and the single email recovery for Microsoft Exchange feature.

The new version moved to .NET Framework 4.6.2 platform and this is a mandatory prerequisite to install HPE VM Explorer 6.3. If applications running on a Hyper-V host don't support .NET 4.6.2, the Agent won't be installed.


What's new

To keep the product up to date with the newest technologies, version 6.3 introduces some new features:


Supported environments

Added support for the following environments:

  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • EXT4 64bit file system in file level restore


Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016 e-mail recovery

With the new release administrators can now perform item (e-mail) level recovery from the backup of a VM containing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 or 2016.



Amazon S3 compatible storage target

It's now possible to configure a new cloud storage S3 compatible as target to store backups. The new feature can be configured in the Cloud Storage Targets section when adding a new server.



Virtual Disk Service enablement enhancements

VD Services are now enabled on all hosts by default if VDDK service is enabled. This feature leverages VMware VADP (vStorage APIs for Data Protection) for CBT enabling faster and more efficient backups/replications, thus saving storage space.

VADP is not supported with free editions of ESXi.



Task Scheduler frequency enhancements

Added the option to schedule backups every 15 minutes and 30 minutes. This allows to run a more frequent replications to stay up to date with DR copy.



Change default backup type to Incremental

Incremental Backup/Replication are selected by default if VDDK service is enabled. Incremental backups transfer only changed data to the next backup saving space storage and reducing the backup time.


To install VDDK service, go to Admin menu and select Manuals > Enabling Virtual Disk Service (VD Service).



Added Sweet32 vulnerability checks

The Sweet32 is a vulnerability in the use of the Triple DES (3DES) encryption algorithm in the TLS protocol. The issue doesn't affect SSL Certificates and they don't need to be renewed, reissued, or reinstalled.


Upgrade VM Explorer

The upgrade to newest release requires now .Net Framework 4.6.2 installed in the system since the software moved to this platform. A warning message is displayed if the required component is missing in the target server during VM Explorer setup.


Install the missing feature before running the installation wizard.


Download VM Explorer 6.3 from HPE website and run the installer. Click Next to begin.


Since the product moved to .NET Framework 4.6.2 platform, make sure that all servers are upgraded accordingly. Check I acknowledge the warning message then click Next.


Accept the EULA then click Next.


Leave default location and click Next.


Click Finish to begin the upgrade.


VM Explorer is being installed.


When the installation has completed successfully, click Finish to exit the wizard. Check Launch HPE VM Explorer now if you want to run the software immediately.


Enter the credentials and click Login to access the dashboard.


The new VM Explorer has been upgraded successfully.


VM Explorer is available as 30-day trial for testing purposes.