Backup Exec 2012 SP3 has been updated to include a new VMware Tools SDK generated from the VMware 5.5 WSDL. Together, the new 5.5 WSDL and the existing 5.1U1 VDDK will allow Backup Exec to support VMware 5.5 at the same level as VMware 5.1.
No changes were made to the workflow to handle vSphere 5.5.
There will be no support for features that were not previously supported by Backup Exec 2012 regardless of whether or not the VDDK or WSDL would otherwise support them.
See the Limitations below for more details
|32 bit –Backup Exec Server support||YES|
|64 bit – Backup Exec Server support||YES|
|32 bit – *2V support *2||YES|
|Hardware version 10 VM’s||YES|
|vSphere ESX support 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5||YES|
|SATA VMDK (Hardware version 10)||NO|
|Greater than 2TB VMDK’s with GRT||NO|
|Greater than 2TB VMDK’s without GRT||YES|
|GPT Disks with GRT||NO|
|Windows 2012 R2 (VMware: no plans to support in 5.5)||NO|
|VMValidator and AppHA vSphere 5.5 support||NO|
*1. WSDL and VDDK versions are independent. *2. Covers B2V and P2V feature
Using the hotadd transport to backup VMs on an ESX 5.5 host is not supported. See TECH211940
Backing up VMDK's larger than 2TB see TECH212483
Service Pack 3 for Backup Exec 2012
Backup Exec 2012