The default is to install vRanger with the SQL Server® Express 2014 SP3 database, but you may use your own SQL Server instance if you prefer.If you chose to use your own SQL Server instance, and want to use the vRanger Cataloging function, you must install the SQL Server instance on the vRanger server as the Catalog database must be local to vRanger. The following versions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported by vRanger.
Table 5. Supported versions of SQL Server
vRanger supports backup, restore, and replication operations against the following versions of VMware® Infrastructure:
Table 6. vSphere versions VMware® ESXi™
• VMware® vCenter™
• VMware® vSphere® license In addition to what is listed in this document, vRanger supports VMware® versions where the following criteria have been met:
• The vRanger backup and replication functionality requires the ability to create a snapshot. In certain circumstances, the creation of VM snapshots is not supported by VMware®. In these cases, backup and replication of these VMs or disks is not possible. Some common examples are:
Table 7. Hyper-V versions