Veeam Backup & Replication support for VMware vSphere

Veeam Backup & Replication
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This article describes Veeam Backup & Replication support for different VMware vSphere versions.


The earlier versions of Veeam Backup & Replication may not support the latest vSphere releases. It is recommended to always use the latest Veeam version to ensure modern platforms support and security compliance.


vSphere versionMinimum Veeam Backup & Replication versionVeeam build numberVeeam GA date
6.7 Update 39.5 Update 4b9.5.4.28662019-07-15
6.7 Update 29.5 Update 4a9.5.4.27532019-03-26
6.7 Update 19.5 Update
6.79.5 Update 3a9.5.0.19222018-07-02
6.5 Update 39.5 Update 4b9.5.4.28662019-07-15
6.5 Update 2

9.5 Update 4 Official Support for 6.5u2 starting from ESXi patch level ESXi650-201811002
9.5 Update 3a

  • Supported for 9.5 U3a with the exception of issues caused by a regression introduced in ESXi 6.5 U2 that causes its API to fail randomly under heavy host load.
  • There is a known issue where a Veeam Proxy running on a VM may become listed as (invalid) in vSphere. More information here:
6.5 Update 19.5 Update 2 (to support vSAN 6.6.1)
6.59.5 Update
6.08.0 Update
5.57.0 R27.0.0.7712013-11-14
5.16.5 through 9.5 U4b***) through 9.5 U4b**

**Support for vSphere versions older than vSphere 5.5 was removed starting with Veeam Backup & Replication v10.

More Information

A list of Veeam Backup & Replication version and build numbers can be found on Veeam KB 2680
A list of VMware ESX(i) versions and their respective build numbers can be found on VMware KB 2143832.

Veeam Product Lifecycle: 
VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix:

The latest Veeam updates can be found at:

Please be aware that we’re making changes which will restrict access to product updates for users without an active contract.


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