Veeam Backup & Replication support for VMware vSphere

KB ID: 2443
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: All
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-07-09

Challenge

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

Cause

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.

Solution

 vSphere versionMinimum Veeam Backup & Replication versionVeeam build number                     Veeam GA date              
5.05.0.2.230(*)5.0.2.2302011-10-21
5.16.56.5.0.1062012-10-9
5.57.0 R27.0.0.7712013-11-14
6.08.0 Update 28.0.0.20302015-04-28
6.59.5 Update 19.5.0.8232017-01-20
6.5 Update 19.5 Update 2 (to support vSAN 6.6.1)9.5.0.10382017-05-12
6.5 Update 29.5 Update 3a (supported 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)9.5.0.19222018-07-02
6.79.5 Update 3a9.5.0.19222018-07-02

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: https://www.veeam.com/kb1530 
VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/support/product-lifecycle-matrix.pdf

The latest Veeam updates can be found at: https://www.veeam.com/updates.html

Please be aware that starting from September 2018 downloading updates will require an active contract for the corresponding product.

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