Today I was asked to check if our infrastructure was ready for Windows Server 2012 R2 as guest operating system. I thought it would be handy to share my findings here so you don’t have to find out the compatibility for each product.
*Updated on 2-1-2014 with additions about McAfee and NetBackup by Adam Thompson: Thanks!
If you are using products that require compatibility with Windows Server 2012 R2, please share them with me so I can update the list below:
Support using 5.0 U3 and higher
Veeam Backup & Replication
Support using 7.0 R2 and higher
McAfee Enterprise AntiVirus
Support using VSE 8.8 Patch 4 and higher (expected December 2013), ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1 and McAfee Agent 4.8 Patch 1.
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager
Support using 2012 R2 and higher
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
Support using 2007 R2 and higher using an up-to-date Windows Server Operating System Management Pack.
Supports using 2012 R2 as a client with version 126.96.36.199 and as a NetBackup server when using version 7.6 or higher.
Hopefully this information will help you deciding if it’s wise to introduce Windows Server 2012 R2 in your environments.