ESXi Server Requirement

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Some features are supported only for more recent versions of vCenter, VDDK, and ESX or ESXi. The following table shows the required versions for features that are dependent on the version of VMware software.

vCloud 5.1., 5.5.

Virtual Machine Hardware

Version 4.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0

Virtual Machine Operating Systems

All Guest Operating Systems supported by VADP and VCB

Datastore Support

Network File System (NFS)

Virtual Machine File System (VMFS)

Virtual storage area network (VSAN)

The latest version of VMware Tools supported by the host should be installed on each virtual machine. At a minimum, the version of VMware tools on virtual machines must be supported on the host; unsupported versions must be upgraded.

For guest VMs running the following operating system releases, open-vm-tools can be used:

  • Fedora 19 and later
  • Debian 7.x and later
  • openSUSE 11.x and later
  • Recent Ubuntu (12.04 LTS, 13.10 and later)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 and later
  • CentOS 7.0 and later
  • Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and later

In an environment with firewalls, the vCenter, ESX servers, and Virtual Server Agent must be able to communicate with each other. To ensure that all components can communicate through the firewall, ensure that the ports for web services (default: 443) and TCP/IP (default: 902) are opened for communication on each of these machines.

Additional port requirements can apply for the MediaAgent when you use specific features such as Live Browse, Live File Recovery, and Live Mount. For more information, see Entering Required Firewall Settings.

Prior to performing any backup or restore operations, ensure that the following port requirements are met.

Virtual Center

  • Port for web service (default: 443) must be opened. If vCenter is configured to use non-default ports, the non-default ports must also be opened.

ESX Server

  • Ports for web service (default: 443) and TCP/IP (default: 902) must be opened for the vStorage APIs for Data Protection.

vCloud Director

  • A port for the vCloud REST API (default: 443) must be opened.

Subclient with multiple proxies

  • If you are using multiple proxies in a single subclient, open the CVD port (by default 8400) for all proxies in the subclient, to enable the coordinator node and other proxies to communicate. The CVD port is used to establish communication between proxies using a randomly selected port; to enable communication between proxies you must configure the Simpana firewall.

Proxy Computer Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 x64 Editions

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64 Editions

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions


If performing backups with the granular recovery option enabled, the location of the Job Results folder should contain additional space to accommodate at least 2 percent of the total amount of data being backed up.

Allocation Unit Size of the NTFS Volumes

The cluster size or the allocation unit size of an NTFS volume in a virtual machine must be multiple of 1024 bytes. You can set the cluster size before formatting a volume. The default cluster size is 4096 bytes.

Microsoft Visual C++

The following Redistributable Packages are installed automatically. Multiple versions of the package can be installed on the same computer.

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