Upgrading to vSphere 5.1? Check your third party software

Before upgrading to vSphere 5.1 it is important to check your existing hardware, firmware levels, drivers, vSphere versions, other VMware products that integrates and third party software if it is compatible with vSphere 5.1. Here is a list of third party software and it’s support for vSphere 5.1 .

SoftwareVersionvSphere 5.1 SupportComment
Veeam Backup & Replication6.5yes
CommVault9 SP8yes3 extra SP8 post patches needed
Trilead Explorer4.1.010yes
Quest vRanger Backup & Replication6no
Trend Micro Deep Security8 SP2yes*4
NetApp Virtual Storage Console4.1yesIncluding SnapManger for Virtual Infrastructure (SMVI)
Symantec NetBackup7.5.0.4yes*3
Symantec Backup Exec2010 2012noBeta for Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3 and Backup Exec 2012 SP2*2
HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter server7.1yes
EMC NetWorker8.0 SP1Yes
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box5.2Yes
Citrix XenDesktop5.6No*1
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager6.4Yes

If other third party software vendors have support for vSphere 5.1 please let me know so I could add them to the list.

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