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Compatibility with VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance

KB ID: 1178
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication | 8.0 | 9.0 | 9.5 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 12.1
Published: 2011-08-24
Last Modified: 2023-03-23
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Solution

  • Starting with vSphere 6, Virtual Machines with Fault Tolerance enabled can be snapshotted via APIs, allowing Veeam Backup & Replication to back up and replicate Fault Tolerant VMs – just like any other VMs.
  • Starting with Veeam Backup & Replication 8 Update 2 (8.0.0.2030), VMs with Fault Tolerance enabled can be backed up and replicated.
  • Legacy Fault Tolerant VMs must have Fault Tolerance re-enabled after vSphere 6 upgrade using vSphere Web Client to enable this capability.

 

Fault Tolerance Support Requirements
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 8 Update 2 (build 8.0.0.2030) or higher
  • VMware vSphere 6 or higher

More Information

For information regarding Veeam-vSphere version compatibility, see KB2443.

Processing of vSphere Fault Tolerant VMs is not supported in conjunction with vSphere 4.x or 5.x.

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