VMware: System Requirements

For VMware support, the VSA is installed on one or more physical computers or virtual machines.

Proxy Computer Requirements

The VSA proxy machine must be one of the following types of machines:

  • Microsoft Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter) (64-bit only) x64 Editions (Standard, DataCenter, and Core)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 x64 Editions (Standard, DataCenter, and Core)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Editions (Standard, DataCenter, and Core)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64 Editions (Standard, DataCenter, and Core)

  • For Linux proxy support, deploy a File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL) to serve as a Virtual Server Agent proxy for VMware. For more information, see Configuring a Linux Proxy for VMware.

  • Linux proxy support for VMware is enabled by default for the HyperScale 1.5 Appliance and HyperScale X Appliance. You can select appliance nodes to act as Linux proxies.

Hard Drive

Verify that at least 100 GB free space is available for installing the Virtual Server Agent.

VMware vCloud Director

vCloud Director 5.1.x, 5.5.x, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.5, 9.7, 10.0

Guest Virtual Machine Requirements

Virtual Machine Host

The following versions are supported for vSphere, vCenter, vCenter Server Appliance, and ESX/ESXi:

4.1 or later, 5.0.x, 5.1.x, 5.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.6, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0

For any ESXi servers, the VADP is not available in the free version of ESXi. The Essentials licensing level or higher is required.

Virtual Machine Hardware Version

4.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0, 17.0

Virtual Machine Operating Systems

All Guest Operating Systems supported by VADP

VMware Tools on Virtual Machines

Install the latest version of VMware Tools supported by the host on each virtual machine. At a minimum, the version of VMware tools on virtual machines must also be supported on the host; unsupported versions must be upgraded.

For more information, see System Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with VMware.