NetWorker 8.1 SP1 Officially Released


Yes it is officially released after a long (winter) wait!

It is release, Build 280 for NetWorker.
It is release, Build 280 for NMM.

I’m not going again through it’s features and changes, but here is a quick summary:

The NetWorker 8.1 SP1 software contains the following new features and enhancements.
More detailed information on these features is provided in the “EMC NetWorker Administration Guide”:

    • Restarting a failed save set.
    • Increased server parallelism and IOPS values.
    • New formula for determining the size of indexing space (client file index).
    • Block-based backup support enhancements.
    • VMware actions added in NMC to automate checkpoint backups for disaster recovery.
    • Option added in NMC to validate Client resources for NetWorker Snapshot Management backups.
    • Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 support.
    • Recover NDMP backups using the NMC Recovery wizard.
    • Checkpoint restart support for Isilon filers.
    • vSphere 5.5 supported in NetWorker 8.1 SP1.
    • Setting synth_full backup level for a group not supported in NetWorker 8.1 SP1.

If you need a specific OS binary of this release, then make contact with EMC Technical support, and they will for sure give you the right thing you need.

NetWorker packages are available at:

NMM packages are available at:

After downloading the necessary binary, make sure it is the good build!