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System requirements

Veeam Backup & Replication Supported Environments

For a detailed list of system requirements and support configurations, read the most recent Veeam Backup & Replication Release Notes. For the requirements of additional Veeam products, choose from the list on the right.

VMware infrastructure


  • vSphere 6.x
  • vSphere 5.x


  • ESXi 6.x
  • ESXi 5.x


  • vCenter Server 6.x (optional)
  • vCenter Server 5.x (optional)
  • vCloud Director 8.x, and 9.x (optional)

Virtual Machines

  • All OS's supported by VMware*
  • Any Application
  • Any file system
*Only English version of VMware infrastructure is supported

Microsoft Infrastructure


  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2019
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2016
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2012
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server (free hypervisor)


  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 or later (optional)
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 (optional)
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 (optional)
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 (optional)

Virtual Machine

  • All OSSs supported by Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Any application
  • Any file system

Agent Management

Utilization of agent management functionality requires the installation of the redistributable package of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v3 or later and/or Veeam Agent for Linux v3 or later with Veeam Backup & Replication.