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Also Symantec has updated one of its backup solutions to add VMware vSphere 5.5 compatibility: actually only with Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 3 (after a beta period), that means no support (yet) for previous versions (with vSphere 5.1 was also added to the 2010 product, now it’s not clear if it will or not).

This Service Pack SP3 contains added platform support, critical updates, and enhancements for Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798. For more information see also the TECH205351 or the related Readme file.

Main features/enhancements included in this release:

  • VMware vSphere 5.5 support (see TECH211940)
  • Provides the ability to protect and recover Exchange 2010/2013 environments using minimum permissions (see TECH212113)

Note that actually Symantec NetBackup (one of the other backup products) is not yet certified with vSphere 5.5. For more information see this thread.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2489 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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