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 .

Software Version vSphere 5.1 Support Comment
Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 yes  
CommVault 9 SP8 yes 3 extra SP8 post patches needed
PHDVB 6.1 yes  
Trilead Explorer 4.1.010 yes  
Quest vRanger Backup & Replication 6 no  
Trend Micro Deep Security 8 SP2 yes *4
NetApp Virtual Storage Console 4.1 yes Including SnapManger for Virtual Infrastructure (SMVI)
Symantec NetBackup yes *3
Symantec Backup Exec 2010
no Beta for Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3 and Backup Exec 2012 SP2*2
HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter server 7.1 yes  
EMC NetWorker 8.0 SP1 Yes  
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.2 Yes  
Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 No *1
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6.4 Yes  

 *1 Citrix XenDesktop and Provisioning Services support for vSphere can be found here: Link

*2 More information can be found here: Link 

*3 More information: Link

*4 Trend Micro Deep Security vSphere support: Link 

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


Last Updated:

February 2 2013, Added Trend Micro Deep Security support link

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