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Considerations for Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Supported Server Components

Nano Servers are not supported. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is supported for the following server components since Service Pack 6:

  • CommServe
  • MediaAgent
  • Web Server
  • Web Console

Supported Agents

Nano Servers are not supported. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is supported for the following agents:

Agents Supported Since Notes
1-Touch for Windows Service Pack 6  
Active Directory Service Pack 6  
Analytics Engine Service Pack 6  
Block-Level Backups Service Pack 5  
Microsoft Windows File Systems Service Pack 5  
Microsoft Exchange Database Agent Service Pack 6  
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox (Classic) Agent Service Pack 6  
Microsoft SQL Server Agent Service Pack 6  
OnePass for BlueArc Service Pack 6  
OnePass for Windows and Driverless OnePass for Windows Service Pack 6  
OnePass for Celerra Service Pack 6  
Private Metrics Reporting Server Service Pack 6  
Virtual Server Agent for Amazon Service Pack 7  
Virtual Server Agent for Microsoft Azure Service Pack 7  
Virtual Server Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V Service Pack 5 Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Core Edition is supported with Service Pack 6 and later.

The Virtual Server Agent cannot be installed on Nano Servers. A cluster can include Nano Server nodes provided that at least one node in the cluster is running Windows Server 2016 (Data Center Edition recommended) and has the Virtual Server Agent installed. 

Virtual Server Agent for Nutanix AHV Service Pack 8  
Virtual Server Agent for OpenStack Service Pack 8  
Virtual Server Agent for Red Hat Virtualization Service Pack 7  
Virtual Server Agent for VMware Service Pack 7  
Workflow Engine Service Pack 5  

Windows File System iDataAgent

Change Journal scan method is not supported on Resilient File System (ReFS) volumes on Windows Server 2016 computers. The Recursive Scan or Optimized Scan method is used to backup data.

Restore from Deduplicated Volumes

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016 has a deduplication feature that can be enabled. Data from deduplicated volumes will be backed up in its original state (uncompressed). Therefore, during a restore, ensure that you have enough storage space on the volume to restore the full data size.