Backup Exec (BE) support for VMware vSphere 5.1
Support to Backup and Restore VMware vSphere / ESX 5.1 and 5.1 Update 1 is added in:
Backup Exec 2014 - http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216587
Windows Server 2012 uses new File System formats: ReFS and Windows Deduplication. These are only readable on a Windows Sever 2012 Operating System or later. BE 2014 can only support GRT of these file systems if the BE server is on Windows 2012 or later. They can be backed up and restored without GRT by restoring the entire Virtual Disk. A Physical style backup using the Agent for Windows inside the Virtual Machine can also be preformed.
Please refer to this document for updates about support of the Backup Exec Server on Windows 2012- http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196108
Please see the related documents for Granular Restore (GRT) functionality of: