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 Protection6.1.11Link   2019.04.29   n/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 2020.3Link
SCL
   2019.04.29   n/an/an/an/aRTM
Veritas NetBackup8.1.2Guides
Downloads
SCL
   2019.04.29   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 8.1.7Link   2019.04.29   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
2019.02 (10.30)LInk
Support Matrix
   2019.04.29   6.26.26.2 10)6.2 with installed DPUXBDL_00621/ DPSOLBDL_00621/ DPLNXBDL_00621/ DPWINBDL_006217.038.1
EMC Avamar18.2Link (7.5 and prior)
Link (18.1 and later)
   2019.04.29   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 NetWorker18.2Link (9.2 and prior)
Link (18.x and later)
   2019.04.29   7.5 SP27.6 SP27.6 SP28.0 SP18.1 SP1
CommVault Simpana11.0 SP15Link   2019.04.29   8.08.09.09.010.0 SP5
Hitachi Data Protection Suite 13)Branded CommVault Simpana11.0 SP15Link   2019.04.29   8.08.09.09.010.0 SP5
Veeam Backup & Replication9.5 Update 4aLink   2019.04.29   4.1.24.1.26.06.57.0 R2
Dell vRanger 14)Hypervisor support depends on installed Update7.7.1Link   2019.04.29   4.5.3, 5.3 15)Lastest supported Version for vCenter 4.06.0.2 16)Lastest supported Version for ESX(i) 4.07.1.1 17)Lastest supported Version5.36.0.17.0
Nakivo Backup and Replication8.1Link   2019.04.29   n/a3.83.83.83.8
Unitrends Enterprise Backup10.3.4Link
Link Release Notes
   2019.04.29   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 13160
Link   2019.04.29   11.511.511.511.511.5
Arcserve Backup18.0Link   2019.04.29   r12.5r12.5r15.0r15.0r16.5
Arcserve UDP (Universal Data Protection)7.0Link   2019.04.29   n/a5.0 18)only 4.1 Update 35.05.05.0, 5.0 Update 2 19) required for vSphere 5.5 Update2
Micro Focus VM Explorer 20)formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer7.1Documentation   2019.04.29   5.0.0125.0.0125.0.0125.0.0125.0.012
Rubrik5.0Link   2019.04.29   n/an/an/a1.01.0
Altaro VMBackup8.4Link   2019.04.29   n/an/a6.0.36.0.36.0.3
Cohesity5.0.2DataPlatform
DataProtect
2018.06.14n/an/an/an/a3.5.1
Vembu VMBackup4.0.1Link   2019.04.29   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, 17. 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. Lastest supported Version for vCenter 4.0
16. Lastest supported Version for ESX(i) 4.0
18. only 4.1 Update 3
19. required for vSphere 5.5 Update2
20. formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer