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VMware: System Requirements

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

Proxy Computer Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64 Editions

Linux Proxy Support

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

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

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

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.

Related Topics

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

Last modified: 1/11/2019 9:51:50 PM