Vmware Backup Requirement:
Backup Exec - AVVI agent licence
ESX - Vstorage API licence
>> Through ESXi directly Requires a root account or an account equal to access the Vm and take snapshot.
>> Through Vcenter as described in the Article Here
Other requirements: (GRT And NON GRT)
>> Fault Tolerance based machine does not allow snapshot, hence avoid backing Up FT based VM's or Turn off FT on the machines
>> Either Vmware snapshot Provider or BE vss provider is a Must for Application level GRT.(recommended BE VSS)
Incremental and differential Job requirement:
>> hardware version: 7 for the virtual machines
>> Policy based full and Incremental/differential Job
>> change block tracking should be enabled (by default it is enabled , otherwise backup exec uses vstorage to enable the ctk option for the VM without rebboting)
>> some case requires manual interuption and enable the CBT . Follw the article to do so if backup runs full for incremental job. click here
Guest Level protection (Online , Offline and Template VM's)
Along with Application aware backup for Active directory, MS SQL, Microsoft Exchange.
Requirement for Each Application Remains the Same for Each Agent as listed Below