Backup Interoperability Matrix for vSphere

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 6.0vSphere 6.5vSphere 6.7vSANVirtual Volumes 1.0Virtual Volumes 2.0
VMware vSphere Data Protection6.1.8Link   2018.06.14   6.06.1.3n/a6.0n/an/a
VMware vSphere Data Protection5.8.4Link2016.05.25n/an/an/an/an/an/a
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced5.8.4Link2016.05.25n/an/an/an/an/an/a
VMware Data Recovery2.0.4Link   Deprecated   n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Veritas BackupExec 2010R3 SP4Link   Deprecated   n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Veritas BackupExec 2012SP4Link   Deprecated   n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Veritas BackupExec 2014SP2Link   Deprecated   n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Veritas BackupExec 15Feature Pack 5Link
SCL
   Deprecated   RTM 1)With Feature Pack 1 comes 6.0 Update 1 supportn/an/aRTMRTMn/a
Veritas BackupExec 16Feature Pack 2Link
SCL
   Deprecated   RTMRTMn/aRTMRTMRTM
Veritas BackupExec 2020.1Link
SCL
   2018.06.14   RTMRTM 2) Only up to Update 1RTM 3)Protection of virtual machines with hardware version 14 is supported. However with exceptions, that "Conversion", "Instant Recovery" & "redirected restores (most recent hardware version option)" targeted to vSphere 6.7, will create virtual machines with hardware version 13.RTMRTMRTM
Veritas NetBackup8.1.1Guides
Downloads
SCL
   2018.06.14   7.6.1.18.08.1.07.67.78.0
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 4) formerly known as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 8.1.4.1Link   2018.06.14   7.1.28.1.0.1n/an/a7.1.4n/a
Micro Focus Data Protector 5)Backup of VMDKs larger than 4TB is not supported
6)formerly HP Data Protector
10.04LInk   2018.06.14   9.0410.0n/a9.049.04 7)VMware VVol (Virtual Volumes) are supported for VMs that are hosted on
3PAR VVol only.
10.0 8)VMware VVol (Virtual Volumes) are supported for VMs that are hosted on
3PAR VVol only.
EMC Avamar7.5 9)VDDK 6.5 is usedLink2017.07.117.2 10)Full support of vSphere 6.0 incl. VSAN 2.0, VVOL, SATA hotadd, HW version 11 etc.7.4n/a7.27.27.4 11)7.4 supports vVOL1.0 on VMAX3, VNXe, UNITY storage platforms12)7.4 supports vVOL2.0 on VNXe, UNITY storage platforms
EMC NetWorker 13)Networker 8.0 SP3 supports VDDK 5.0 U2, Networker 8.1 SP1 supports VDDK 5.5 14)Version number in parantheses shows the supported Microsoft Application Module version9.2.1Link2017.12.158.2 SP1n/an/an/an/an/a
CommVault Simpana 15)VDDK 5.5 required for vSphere 5.5 support16)VDDK 6.0 required for vSphere 6.0 support11.0 SP11Link   2018.06.14   10.0 R2 SP1117)Full support of vSphere 6.0 incl. VSAN 2.0, VVOL, SATA hotadd, HW version 11 etc.11.0 SP7n/a10.0 R2 SP1110.0 R2 SP11n/a
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   10.0 R2 SP1121)Full support of vSphere 6.0 incl. VSAN 2.0, VVOL, SATA hotadd, HW version 11 etc.11.0 SP7n/a10.0 R2 SP1110.0 R2 SP11n/a
Veeam Backup & Replication9.5 Update 3Link   2018.06.14   8.0 Update 2b9.5 Update 1n/a8.0 Update 2b8.0 Update 2b9.5 Update 1
Dell vRanger 22)Hypervisor support depends on installed Update7.6.5Link   2018.06.14   7.27.6.3n/a7.1 23)VSAN 1.0 on vSphere 5.5 7.3 24)VSAN 6.x on vSphere 6.x7.3n/a
Nakivo Backup and Replication7.4.1Link   2018.06.14   5.77.0n/a5.75.7n/a
Unitrends Enterprise Backup10.1.1Link
Link Release Notes
   2018.06.14   8.1.0 25)Limited support for vSphere 6.0, check Release Notes for more info.9.1.1n/an/a8.2.0-4n/a
Unitrends Virtual Backup (formerly PHD Virtual Backup)8.0.6Link   Deprecated   n/an/an/an/an/an/a
PHD Virtual Backup & Replication for VMware6.5.3Link   Deprecated   n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Acronis Backup for VMware 26)vmProtect has been renamed to Backup for VMware. Read for more information this FAQ.9.0 Update 2Link   Deprecated   9.0 Update 2n/an/an/an/an/a
Acronis Backup Advanced for VMware/Hyper-V12.5 Update 3
Build 10130
Link   2018.06.14   11.5 Build 4375912.0 Update 312.5 Update 3n/an/an/a
Arcserve Backupr17.5 SP1Link   2018.06.14   r16.5 SP1 with RO7513127)vSphere 6 is supported only when patch ESXi600-201505001 for ESXi 6.0 is applied. For more information, see VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201505001 (2116125).r17.5 28)Requires P00000671n/an/an/an/a
Arcserve UDP (Universal Data Protection)6.5 Update 3Link   2018.06.14   5.0 Update 4 29)vSphere 6 is supported only when patch ESXi600-201505001 for ESXi 6.0 is applied. For more information, see VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201505001 (2116125).6.5n/a5.0 Update 45.0 Update 4n/a
Micro Focus VM Explorer 30)formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer7.0.001 31)Each Version supports different ESXi Builds, see LinkLink
Documentation
   2018.06.14   5.3.0066.3.001n/a5.3.006n/an/a
Rubrik4.2Link   2018.06.14   1.03.11.01.0n/a
Altaro VMBackup7.6.26Link   2018.06.14   6.0.37.1.4n/an/an/an/a
Cohesity5.0.2DataPlatform
DataProtect
   2018.06.14   3.5.14.0n/a3.5.13.5.14.0
Vembu VMBackup3.9.1 Update 1Link   2018.06.14   3.6.03.7.0 U13.9.1 Update 13.6.03.6.0n/a
CommVault Simpana10.0 R2 SP15Link   Deprecated   10.0 R2n/an/a10.0 R210.0 R2n/a
Hitachi Data Protection Suite10.0 R2 SP15Link   Deprecated   10.0 R2n/an/a10.0 R210.0 R2n/a

References   [ + ]

1. With Feature Pack 1 comes 6.0 Update 1 support
2. Only up to Update 1
3. Protection of virtual machines with hardware version 14 is supported. However with exceptions, that "Conversion", "Instant Recovery" & "redirected restores (most recent hardware version option)" targeted to vSphere 6.7, will create virtual machines with hardware version 13.
4. formerly known as IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
5. Backup of VMDKs larger than 4TB is not supported
6. formerly HP Data Protector
7, 8. VMware VVol (Virtual Volumes) are supported for VMs that are hosted on
3PAR VVol only.
9. VDDK 6.5 is used
10, 17, 21. Full support of vSphere 6.0 incl. VSAN 2.0, VVOL, SATA hotadd, HW version 11 etc.
11. 7.4 supports vVOL1.0 on VMAX3, VNXe, UNITY storage platforms
12. 7.4 supports vVOL2.0 on VNXe, UNITY storage platforms
13. Networker 8.0 SP3 supports VDDK 5.0 U2, Networker 8.1 SP1 supports VDDK 5.5
14. Version number in parantheses shows the supported Microsoft Application Module version
15, 19. VDDK 5.5 required for vSphere 5.5 support
16, 20. VDDK 6.0 required for vSphere 6.0 support
18. Branded CommVault Simpana
22. Hypervisor support depends on installed Update
23. VSAN 1.0 on vSphere 5.5
24. VSAN 6.x on vSphere 6.x
25. Limited support for vSphere 6.0, check Release Notes for more info.
26. vmProtect has been renamed to Backup for VMware. Read for more information this FAQ.
27, 29. vSphere 6 is supported only when patch ESXi600-201505001 for ESXi 6.0 is applied. For more information, see VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201505001 (2116125).
28. Requires P00000671
30. formerly Trilead VM Explorer, formerly HPE VM Explorer
31. Each Version supports different ESXi Builds, see Link