Backup Interoperability Matrix for vSphere 4.x to 5.1

Updated: 2018.06.14

Deprecated        : Backup Vendors who haven’t updated their software in a while.

Information: Most of the release numbers are the first supported

ProductLatest VersionLinkUpdated (Last updated)vSphere 4.0vSphere 4.1vSphere 5.0vSphere 5.1vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere Data Protection6.1.8Link   2018.06.14   n/an/an/an/a6.0
VMware vSphere Data Protection5.8.4Link2016.05.25n/an/an/a5.15.5.1
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced5.8.4Link2016.05.25n/an/an/a5.1.205.1.21.15
VMware Data Recovery2.0.4Link   Deprecated   2.0.22.0.22.0.2n/an/a
Veritas BackupExec 2010R3 SP4Link   Deprecated   R3 SP3R3 SP3R3 SP3R3 SP3n/a
Veritas BackupExec 2012SP4Link   Deprecated   SP3SP3SP3SP3SP3 1)HotAdd Transport Mode is not supported in vSphere 5.5
Veritas BackupExec 2014SP2Link   Deprecated   RTMRTMRTMRTMRTM
Veritas BackupExec 15Feature Pack 5Link
SCL
   Deprecated   n/an/an/aRTMRTM 2)With Feature Pack 1 comes 5.5 Update 3 support
Veritas BackupExec 16Feature Pack 2Link
SCL
   Deprecated   n/an/an/an/aRTM
Veritas BackupExec 2020.1Link
SCL
   2018.06.14   n/an/an/an/aRTM
Veritas NetBackup8.1.1Guides
Downloads
SCL
   2018.06.14   7.17.17.1.0.3, 7.6.1.2 3)Lastest supported Version for ESXi 5.0 (VDDK 5.5.4)7.5.0.57.6.0.1 4)Support with 7.6.0.1 with EEB3318872 or 7.6.0.2
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 5) formerly known as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 8.1.4.1Link   2018.06.14   6.3.2 6)Lastest supported Version6.4.16.4.3 7)Lastest supported Version6.4.17.1
Micro Focus Data Protector 8)Backup of VMDKs larger than 4TB is not supported
9)formerly HP Data Protector
10.04LInk   2018.06.14   6.26.26.2 10)6.2 with installed DPUXBDL_00621/ DPSOLBDL_00621/ DPLNXBDL_00621/ DPWINBDL_006217.038.1
EMC Avamar7.5 11)VDDK 6.5 is usedLink2017.07.115.0 12)Avamar 5.0 SP2 is required for vSphere 4.0 Update 2 and later5.0 SP37.1 13)Lastest supported Version6.17.0 SP1
EMC NetWorker 14)Networker 8.0 SP3 supports VDDK 5.0 U2, Networker 8.1 SP1 supports VDDK 5.5 15)Version number in parantheses shows the supported Microsoft Application Module version9.2.1Link2017.12.157.5 SP27.6 SP27.6 SP28.0 SP18.1 SP1
CommVault Simpana 16)VDDK 5.5 required for vSphere 5.5 support17)VDDK 6.0 required for vSphere 6.0 support11.0 SP11Link   2018.06.14   8.08.09.09.010.0 SP5
Hitachi Data Protection Suite 18)Branded CommVault Simpana 19)VDDK 5.5 required for vSphere 5.5 support20)VDDK 6.0 required for vSphere 6.0 support11.0 SP11Link   2018.06.14   8.08.09.09.010.0 SP5
Veeam Backup & Replication9.5 Update 3Link   2018.06.14   4.1.24.1.26.06.57.0 R2
Dell vRanger 21)Hypervisor support depends on installed Update7.6.5Link   2018.06.14   4.5.3, 5.3 22)Lastest supported Version for vCenter 4.06.0.2 23)Lastest supported Version for ESX(i) 4.07.1.1 24)Lastest supported Version5.36.0.17.0
Nakivo Backup and Replication7.4.1Link   2018.06.14   n/a3.83.83.83.8
Unitrends Enterprise Backup10.1.1Link
Link Release Notes
   2018.06.14   5.0.05.0.26.1.16.4.1-27.3
Unitrends Virtual Backup (formerly PHD Virtual Backup)8.0.6Link   Deprecated   n/an/a8.08.08.0
PHD Virtual Backup & Replication for VMware6.5.3Link   Deprecated   5.4.x5.4.x5.4.x6.1.x6.5.x
Acronis Backup for VMware 25)vmProtect has been renamed to Backup for VMware. Read for more information this FAQ.9.0 Update 2Link   Deprecated   9.09.09.09.09.0 Update 1
Acronis Backup Advanced for VMware/Hyper-V12.5 Update 3
Build 10130
Link   2018.06.14   11.511.511.511.511.5
Arcserve Backupr17.5 SP1Link   2018.06.14   r12.5r12.5r15.0r15.0r16.5
Arcserve UDP (Universal Data Protection)6.5 Update 3Link   2018.06.14   n/a5.0 26)only 4.1 Update 35.05.05.0, 5.0 Update 2 27) required for vSphere 5.5 Update2
Micro Focus VM Explorer 28)formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer7.0.001 29)Each Version supports different ESXi Builds, see LinkLink
Documentation
   2018.06.14   5.0.0125.0.0125.0.0125.0.0125.0.012
Rubrik4.2Link   2018.06.14   n/an/an/a1.01.0
Altaro VMBackup7.6.26Link   2018.06.14   n/an/a6.0.36.0.36.0.3
Cohesity5.0.2DataPlatform
DataProtect
   2018.06.14   n/an/an/an/a3.5.1
Vembu VMBackup3.9.1 Update 1Link   2018.06.14   3.6.03.6.03.6.03.6.03.6.0
CommVault Simpana10.0 R2 SP15Link   Deprecated   9.09.09.09.010.0 SP5
Hitachi Data Protection Suite10.0 R2 SP15Link   Deprecated   9.09.09.09.010.0 SP5

References   [ + ]

1. HotAdd Transport Mode is not supported in vSphere 5.5
2. With Feature Pack 1 comes 5.5 Update 3 support
3. Lastest supported Version for ESXi 5.0 (VDDK 5.5.4)
4. Support with 7.6.0.1 with EEB3318872 or 7.6.0.2
5. formerly known as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
6, 7, 13, 24. Lastest supported Version
8. Backup of VMDKs larger than 4TB is not supported
9. formerly HP Data Protector
10. 6.2 with installed DPUXBDL_00621/ DPSOLBDL_00621/ DPLNXBDL_00621/ DPWINBDL_00621
11. VDDK 6.5 is used
12. Avamar 5.0 SP2 is required for vSphere 4.0 Update 2 and later
14. Networker 8.0 SP3 supports VDDK 5.0 U2, Networker 8.1 SP1 supports VDDK 5.5
15. Version number in parantheses shows the supported Microsoft Application Module version
16, 19. VDDK 5.5 required for vSphere 5.5 support
17, 20. VDDK 6.0 required for vSphere 6.0 support
18. Branded CommVault Simpana
21. Hypervisor support depends on installed Update
22. Lastest supported Version for vCenter 4.0
23. Lastest supported Version for ESX(i) 4.0
25. vmProtect has been renamed to Backup for VMware. Read for more information this FAQ.
26. only 4.1 Update 3
27. required for vSphere 5.5 Update2
28. formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer
29. Each Version supports different ESXi Builds, see Link