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Backup for VMware 9 and vCenter Server 6.5 but Hosts on 6.0

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We are currently running VMware ESXi 6.0 together with vCenter 6.0. We are backing up with Backup for VMware 9 against the vCenter Server.

We would like to upgrade JUST our vCenter Server to the newest Version to get rid of the ugly flash GUI but leave all Hosts on 6.0.

Does Backup for VMware work together with vCenter 6.5 when the hosts remain 6.0? We do not want to upgrade to the new Acronis-Product.


Thanks für your feedback!

Acronis Program Manager
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Hi Dennis,

In practice the described procedure would work. I've just tried it in our test lab and deployment of Acronis Backup for VMware 9.0 appliance through vCenter 6.5 to ESXi hosts 6.0 or lower completes successfully and all VMs are detected properly + backup can be started. Still it's an officially not supported approach, so you should be aware of that.

Thank you.

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Hi Vasily,


thank you for your fast response. I will try it on our system.