With the release of Update Rollup 11 of System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2, Microsoft now officially supports VMware VM Backup.
This release has been in the pipeline for quite some time so it is great to see this feature is finally available to us. VMware VM Backup offers the following functionality:
- Agentless backup
- Backup at vCenter or ESXi level
- Backup VMware VM folders
- Ability to do Item Level Recovery (ILR)
- Protect large data center using DPM Scale Out
- Backup to Disk/Cloud