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 Protection6.1.11Link2019.04.29n/an/an/an/a6.0
VMware vSphere Data Protection5.8.4Link   Deprecated   n/an/an/a5.15.5.1
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced5.8.4Link   Deprecated   n/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 2020.6Link
SCL
2019.12.21n/an/an/an/aRTM
Veritas NetBackup8.2SCL   2020.06.17   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 8.1.10Link   2020.06.17   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
2020.05 (10.70)LInk
Support Matrix
   2020.06.17   6.26.26.2 10)6.2 with installed DPUXBDL_00621/ DPSOLBDL_00621/ DPLNXBDL_00621/ DPWINBDL_006217.038.1
EMC Avamar19.3Link (7.5 and prior)
Link (18.1 and later)
   2020.06.17   5.0 11)Avamar 5.0 SP2 is required for vSphere 4.0 Update 2 and later5.0 SP37.1 12)Lastest supported Version6.17.0 SP1
EMC NetWorker19.3Link (9.2 and prior)
Link (18.x and later)
   2020.06.17   7.5 SP27.6 SP27.6 SP28.0 SP18.1 SP1
CommVault Simpana11.0 SP18Link   2019.12.21   8.08.09.09.010.0 SP5
Hitachi Data Protection Suite 13)Branded CommVault Simpana11.0 SP18Link   2019.12.21   8.08.09.09.010.0 SP5
Veeam Backup & Replication9.5 Update 4bLink   2019.12.21   4.1.24.1.26.06.57.0 R2
Dell vRanger 14)Hypervisor support depends on installed Update7.8 15)Support for VMware vSphere encrypted VMs, vHW 15 and VASA 3.9Link   2019.12.21   4.5.3, 5.3 16)Lastest supported Version for vCenter 4.06.0.2 17)Lastest supported Version for ESX(i) 4.07.1.1 18)Lastest supported Version5.36.0.17.0
Nakivo Backup and Replication9.0Link   2019.12.21   n/a3.83.83.83.8
Unitrends Enterprise Backup10.4Link
Link Release Notes
   2019.12.21   5.0.05.0.26.1.16.4.1-27.3
#REF!#REF!#REF!#REF!n/an/a8.08.08.0
#REF!#REF!#REF!#REF!5.4.x5.4.x5.4.x6.1.x6.5.x
#REF!#REF!#REF!#REF!9.09.09.09.09.0 Update 1
Acronis Backup Advanced for VMware/Hyper-V12.5 Update 4
Build 14330
Link   2019.12.21   11.511.511.511.511.5
Arcserve Backup18.0Link   2019.12.21   r12.5r12.5r15.0r15.0r16.5
Arcserve UDP (Universal Data Protection)7.0 Update 1Link   2019.12.21   n/a5.0 19)only 4.1 Update 35.05.05.0, 5.0 Update 2 20) required for vSphere 5.5 Update2
Micro Focus VM Explorer 21)formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer7.1Documentation2019.04.295.0.0125.0.0125.0.0125.0.0125.0.012
Rubrik5.0Link2019.04.29n/an/an/a1.01.0
Altaro VMBackup8.5.24Link   2019.12.21   n/an/a6.0.36.0.36.0.3
Cohesity5.0.2DataPlatform
DataProtect
2018.06.14n/an/an/an/a3.5.1
Vembu VMBackup4.1.0Link   2019.12.21   3.6.03.6.03.6.03.6.03.6.0
#REF!#REF!#REF!#REF!9.09.09.09.010.0 SP5
#REF!#REF!#REF!#REF!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, 12, 18. 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. Avamar 5.0 SP2 is required for vSphere 4.0 Update 2 and later
13. Branded CommVault Simpana
14. Hypervisor support depends on installed Update
15. Support for VMware vSphere encrypted VMs, vHW 15 and VASA 3.9
16. Lastest supported Version for vCenter 4.0
17. Lastest supported Version for ESX(i) 4.0
19. only 4.1 Update 3
20. required for vSphere 5.5 Update2
21. formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer