DPM protection support matrix

 

Published: August 23, 2015

Updated: September 6, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager

WorkloadVersionSupported DPM deploymentDPM: System Center 2012 R2DPM: System Center 2012 with SP1DPM: System Center 2012Protect and recover
VMMSystem Center 2012 R2, 2012 with SP1, 2012Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YYYVMM database
VMware (vCenter and ESXi) serverVMware server 5.5 and 6.0VMware VMY (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 11)NNVMware VMs on cluster-shared volumes (CSVs), NFS, and SAN storage;

Item-level recovery of files and folders available only for Windows
Client computers (64-bit and 32-bit)Windows 8.1Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YYNFiles, folders, volumes
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows 8Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YYYFiles, folders, volumes
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows 7Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YYYFiles, folders, volumes
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Vista with SP2Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
NYYFiles, folders, volumes
Windows Vista with SP1, Windows VistaPhysical server

Hyper-V VM
NNYFiles, folders, volumes
ServersWindows Server 2012 R2 – Datacenter and Standard (64-bit only)Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YNNDPM as physical server, Hyper-V VM —Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Server 2012 with SP1, 2012 – Datacenter and Standard (64-bit only)Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YYNDPM as physical server, DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file/bare metal

DPM as VMware VM—folder, file, system state/bare metal
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Standard and Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YYYDPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Server 2008 R2

(32-bit and 64-bit)
Physical server

Hyper-V VM
YYYDPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)Physical server

Hyper-V VM
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 2)YYDPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Storage Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)Physical server

Hyper-V VM
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 2)YYDPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)Physical server

Hyper-V VM
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 2)

Note that Microsoft extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015.
YYDPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 2)

Note that Microsoft extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015.
YYDPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 – Core, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter (32-bit and 64-bit)Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 2)

Note that Microsoft extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015.
YYDPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SQL ServerSQL Server 2014 with SP1, 2014Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 4)NNDatabase
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SQL Server 2012 with SP3, SP2Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 4)NNDatabase
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)YN
SQL Server 2012 with SP1, 2012Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYDatabase
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SQL Server 2008 R2Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYDatabase
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SQL Server 2008Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYDatabase
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SQL Server 2005 with SP2Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYDatabase
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
ExchangeExchange 2016Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
Y

From DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 9 onwards

Only supported if the Exchange database is on NTFS. REFS isn't currently supported.
NNProtect: Standalone Exchange server, database under a database availability group (DAG), DAG without a cluster administrative access point.

Recover: Mailbox, mailbox databases under a DAG
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Exchange 2013Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYNProtect: Standalone Exchange server, database under a database availability group (DAG)

Recover: Mailbox, mailbox databases under a DAG
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Exchange 2010Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYProtect: Standalone Exchange server, database under a database availability group (DAG)

Recover: Mailbox, mailbox databases under a DAG
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Exchange 2007Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYProtect: Storage group

Recover: Storage group, database, mailbox
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SharePointSharePoint 2013Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYNProtect: Farm, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, front-end Web server

Note that protecting a SharePoint farm that’s using the SQL Server 2012 Always On feature for the content databases is supported by DPM 2012 R2 with update rollup 5 or later, installed.
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SharePoint 2010Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYNProtect: Farm, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, front-end Web server
Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)NN
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SharePoint 2007Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYProtect: Farm, SharePoint search, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, SharePoint search, front-end Web server
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
SharePoint Server 3.0Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYProtect: Farm, SharePoint search, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, SharePoint search, front-end Web server
VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs
Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)NN
Hyper-V

DPM protection agent installed o Hyper-V standalone host or cluster
Windows Server 2012 R2 – Datacenter and StandardPhysical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YNNProtect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives
Windows Server 2012 – Datacenter and StandardPhysical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYProtect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Enterprise and StandardPhysical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
YYYProtect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives
Windows Server 2008Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine
NYYProtect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives
LinuxLinux running as Hyper-V guestOn-premises Hyper-V virtual machineYNNHyper-V must be running on Windows Server 2012 R2. Protect: Entire virtual machine

Recover: Entire virtual machine
  • Clusters—DPM can protect data in the following clustered applications:

    • File servers

    • SQL Server

    • Hyper-V—Note that when protecting a Hyper-V cluster using scaled-out DPM protection, you can’t add secondary protection for the protected Hyper-V workloads.

    • Exchange Server

    • DPM can protect non-shared disk clusters for supported Exchange Server versions (cluster continuous replication), and can also protect Exchange Server configured for local continuous replication.

    • DPM can protect cluster workloads that are located in the same domain as the DPM server, and in a child or trusted domain. If you want to protect data source in untrusted domains or workgroups you’ll need to use NTLM or certificate authentication for a single server, or certificate authentication only for a cluster.

  • Client computers

    • Protected volumes must be NTFS. FAT and FAT32 volumes can’t be supported

    • The volume must be at least 1 GB for DPMprotection. DPM uses Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to take the data snapshot and the snapshot only works if the volume is at least 1 GB.

  • SQL Server

    • DPM doesn’t support the protection of SQL Server database hosted on cluster-shared volumes (CSVs).
  • Exchange

    • The eseutil.exe and ese.dll versions on the Exchange server and the DPM server version must match. For example a 64-bit DPM server will needs the 64-bit version of eseutil.exe and ese.dll.

    • Maintain up-to-date copies of these dll files as follows:

      1. Install the Microsoft Exchange Server management tools on the DPM server. Install the management tools for the latest version of Exchange that you’re running.

      2. At the command prompt open the \Bin folder iAtn the DPM installation folder. Then run the following to create a hard link for eseutil.exe:

        fsutil hardlink create <link> <target>  
        
        

        For example:

        fsutil hardlink create “c:\program files\microsoft\dpm\bin\eseutil.exe” “c:\program files\microsoft\Exchange\bin\eseutil.exe”  
        
        
    • Before you can protect Exchange Server 2007 data in a Clustered Continuous Replication (CCR) configuration, you must apply KB 940006.

  • File Server

    • Before you can protect a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2, you must apply the hotfix KB 977381.

    • DPM 2012 R2 must be running on Windows server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to protect Windows Server 2012 deduped volumes.

  • Hyper-V

    • For Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2008 R2 make sure you have the updated described in KB 975354 installed.

    • For Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2008 in a cluster configuration make sure you have updates KB 948465 and KB 971394 installed.

  • SharePoint

    • Before you can protect a computer running Office SharePoint Server 2007, make sure you have the update described in KB 941422 installed.

    • If you use the Office SharePoint Server Search service, before you can protect Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 data, make sure you have updates KB 951695 and KB 941422 installed.

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