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FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS: Operating Systems and Clustering Software

The following is a list of operating systems that have been certified for FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS servers, clients, and agents. Information about Hypervisor support and clustering software is also included. For information about operating systems certified with previous FalconStor product versions, check our Archived FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS: Operating Systems page.

FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS Server

Platform Certified Versions
FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS Server version 7.80
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 6.5 Kernel 2.6.32-504.1.3.el6.x86_64
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 6.4 1 Kernel 2.6.32-358.23.1.el6.x86_64
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 6.3 1 Kernel 2.6.32-279.22.1.el6.x86_64
FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS Server version 7.70
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 6.4 Kernel 2.6.32-358.23.1.el6.x86_64
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 6.3 1 Kernel 2.6.32-279.22.1.el6.x86_64
FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS Server version 7.60/7.50
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 6.3 Kernel 2.6.32-279.22.1.el6.x86_64
FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS Server version 7.00
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 5.7 Kernel  2.6.18-274.18.1.el5
Red Hat, Oracle, CentOS Enterprise Linux 5.5 Kernel 2.6.18-194.11.4.el5
FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS Virtual Appliance version 7.80/7.70/7.60/7.502
- VMware ESXi 5.5
- VMware ESXi 5.1
 
FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS Virtual Appliance version 7.002
- VMware ESXi 5.5
- VMware ESXi 5.1
- VMware ESXi 5.0
 
FalconStor Tiebreaker Virtual Appliance 7.80/7.70/7.60/7.502
- VMware ESXi 5.5
- VMware ESXi 5.1
- VMware ESXi 5.0
 



FalconStor CDP/NSS Clients

The following is a list of operating systems that have been certified to run FalconStor CDP/NSS clients:

Platform Certified Versions CDP/NSS Version
FalconStor CDP/NSS Client using Fibre Channel protocol
AIX - AIX 7.1
- AIX 6.1
- Virtual I/O Server 2.2 
- Requires FalconStor DynaPath for failover.
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Citrix XenServer CDP/NSS 7.00 Certified as “Citrix Ready” for XenServer 6.1 CDP/NSS 7.00
HP-UX - HP-UX 11iv2 - Requires FalconStor DynaPath for failover
- HP-UX 11iv3 - Uses native multipathing software instead of FalconStor DynaPath
CDP/NSS 7.50, 7.00
Linux - Linux 2.6 kernels from Red Hat distributions
- Linux 2.6 and 3.0 kernels from SUSE distributions
- Uses FalconStor DynaPath, if available, or Linux native multipathing software, for failover
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Solaris SPARC:
- Solaris 10
- Solaris 9 Generic with kernel patch level 112233-04
- Requires FalconStor DynaPath for failover.
Intel:
- Solaris 10
- Solaris 9 Generic with kernel patch level 112233-04
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
VMware vSphere 52 - CDP/NSS 7.70 with clients running ESXi version 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- CDP/NSS 7.60 with clients running ESXi version 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- CDP/NSS 7.50 with clients running ESXi version 5.5, 5.1
- CDP/NSS 7.00 with clients running ESXi versions 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- CDP/NSS 7.70 certified for ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
- CDP/NSS 7.60 certified for ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
- CDP/NSS 7.50 certified for ESXi 5.5 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
- CDP/NSS 7.00 certified for ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
CDP/NSS 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) v4 FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) v1.10 build 111 certified for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 CDP/NSS 7.00
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) v5 FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) v5.0 build 5023 certified for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 CDP/NSS 7.00
Windows 2003 - Windows Server 2003 R2(32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Requires FalconStor DynaPath for MPIO and failover
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Windows 2008 - Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V
- Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V (64-bit)
- Requires FalconStor DynaPath for MPIO and failover
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Windows 2012 - Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V
- Requires FalconStor DynaPath for MPIO and failover
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V
- Requires FalconStor DynaPath for MPIO and failover
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
FalconStor CDP/NSS Client using iSCSI protocol
AIX 6.1 CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Citrix XenServer CDP/NSS 7.00 Certified as “Citrix Ready” for XenServer 6.1 CDP/NSS 7.00
Linux Linux 2.6 kernels from Red Hat and SUSE distributions CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Solaris SPARC - Solaris 10
- Solaris 9
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
VMware vSphere 52 - CDP/NSS 7.70 with clients running ESXi version 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- CDP/NSS 7.60 with clients running ESXi version 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- CDP/NSS 7.50 with clients running ESXi version 5.5, 5.1
- CDP/NSS 7.00 with clients running ESXi versions 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- CDP/NSS 7.70 certified for ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
- CDP/NSS 7.60 certified for ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
- CDP/NSS 7.50 certified for ESXi 5.5 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
- CDP/NSS 7.00 certified for ESXi 5.5/5.1/5.0 storage arrays and storage gateways (SVD)
CDP/NSS 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) v4 FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) v1.10 build 111 certified for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 CDP/NSS 7.00
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) v5 FalconStor Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) v5.0 build 5023 certified for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 CDP/NSS 7.00
Windows 2003 - Windows Server 2003 R2(32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Windows 2008 - Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V
- Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V (64-bit)
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Windows 2012 - Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00



FalconStor CDP Client Protection

Platform Requires
AIX FalconStor FileSafe client or AIX Logical Volume Manager
Oracle Linux - DiskSafe does not support Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Linux kernel (not RHEL compatible)
- DiskSafe does support Oracle Enterprise Linux Kernel (RHEL binary compatible)
Red Hat Linux FalconStor DiskSafe, FalconStor FileSafe client, or Linux Volume Manager 2 (LVM2)
Solaris FalconStor FileSafe client or Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)
SUSE Linux FalconStor DiskSafe, FalconStor FileSafe client, or Enterprise Volume Management System (EVMS)
VMware vSphere FalconStor DiskSafe running in a virtual machine or using a direct connection for data recovery with ESXi 5.5 (including Update 1), ESXi 5.1 (including Update 1), 5.0 (including Updates 3, 2, and 1), 4.0
Windows FalconStor DiskSafe, FalconStor FileSafe client



Hypervisor Support

The following is a list of Hypervisor versions that have been certified to be protected by FalconStor agents:

Platform Requires CDP/NSS Version
RecoverTrac2 - VMware ESXi 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
HyperTrac2 - VMware ESXi 5.5, 5.1, 5.0
- Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Snapshot Director for VMware ESX (for FalconStor NSS)2 VMware ESXi 5.5, 5.1, 5.0 NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
Recovery Agent for SQL2 VMware ESXi 5.1, 5.0 CDP/NSS 7.50, 7.00



Clustering Software

Since FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS use the standard SCSI protocol when accessing disk storage, FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS are able to support most clustering software. The following is a list of software that has been certified for FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS clients:

Platform Certified Versions CDP/NSS Version
Fibre Channel Environments
AIX - HACMP v5.5 on AIX 6.1
- Requires DynaPath
CDP/NSS 7.00
Windows - Failover clusters (not multi-site clusters)
- Requires DynaPath
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
iSCSI Environments
Windows - Failover clusters (not multi-site clusters) CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00



Agents

The following is a list of operating systems that have been certified to run with the current GA version of FalconStor Agents:

Platform Certified Operating Systems CDP/NSS Version
DiskSafe for Windows - Windows Server 2012 R2 - Standard and Datacenter Edition CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50
- Windows Server 2012 - Standard and Datacenter Edition
- Windows Server 2008 R2 - All versions except Server Core Installation Edition
- Windows Server 2008 - All versions except Server Core Installation Edition (32-bit and 64-bit AMD Intel)
- Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 and R2, Datacenter, Standard, and Enterprise Edition with SP 1 or above (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft iSCSI initiator v2.0 and higher
- The following FC HBAs:
- Emulex PCI-Express: LPe11000, LPe11002, LPe1150, LP10000ExDC, LP1050Ex
- Emulex PCI-X: LP11000, LP11002, LP1150, LP1005DC, LP10000, LP10000DC
- Emulex cPCI: LP9002C
- Emulex PCI: LP9002L
- QLogic: QLE2xxx, QLA24xx
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00

DiskSafe for Linux

Note: For each Linux distribution version, DiskSafe supports all patches for the specified kernel unless the kernel is marked with an asterisk (*); for these items, only the listed kernel is supported.
 

 

- Miracle Linux 5 Update 3 kernel 2.6.18-194.1.AXS3 i386
- Miracle Linux 5 Update 3 PAE kernel 2.6.18-194.1.AXS3PAE i386
- Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 Update 7 2.6.18-274.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 5 kernel 2.6.32-431.EL6, i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 4 kernel 2.6.32-358.EL6, i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 3 kernel 2.6.32-279.EL6, i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 2 kernel 2.6.32-220.EL6, i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 1 kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15.EL6 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel 2.6.32-71.EL6 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 10 kernel 2.6.18-371.EL5 and 2.6.18-371.EL5PAE, i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 9 kernel 2.6.18-348.EL5 and 2.6.18-348.EL5PAE, i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 8 kernel 2.6.18-308.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 7 kernel 2.6.18-274.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 6 kernel 2.6.18-238.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 6 kernel 2.6.18-238.EL5PAE i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 5 kernel 2.6.18-194.EL5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4 kernel 2.6.18-164.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 3 kernel 2.6.18-128.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 3 kernel 2.6.18-128.EL5PAE i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2 kernel 2.6.18-92.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 1 kernel 2.6.18-53.EL5 i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 8 SMP kernel 2.6.9-89.0.26.ELsmp i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7 LargeSMP kernel 2.6.9-78.largesmp x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7 SMP kernel 2.6.9-78.0.13.ELsmp i386, x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 6 kernel 2.6.9-67.ELsmp i386, x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 default kernel 3.0.76-0.11-default and 3.0.76-0.11-xen, x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 default kernel 3.0.13-0.27-default and 3.0.13-0.27-xen, x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 default kernel 2.6.32.12-0.7-default x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 XEN kernel 2.6.27.54-0.2-xen x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 default kernel 2.6.27.19-5.1-default x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 4 default kernel 2.6.16.60-0.85.1-default, 2.6.16.60-0.85.1-xen, 2.6.16.60-0.85.1-smp, x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 4 default kernel 2.6.16.60-0.85.1-default, 2.6.16.60-0.85.1-bigsmp, 2.6.16.60-0.85.1-smp, i386
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 3 default kernel 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-default x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 3 SMP kernel 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 3 XEN kernel 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-xen* x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 2 BigSMP kernel 2.6.16.60-0.21-bigsmp i386
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 2 SMP kernel 2.6.16.60-0.21.smp i386, x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 2 XEN kernel 2.6.16.60-0.21.xen* i386, x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 2 kernel 2.6.16.60-0.21-default x86_64
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP 1 BigSMP kernel 2.6.16.46-0.12-bigsmp i386
- FC adapters: QLogic QLA24xx, QLE24xx, QLE25xx
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
DynaPath - Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit AMD Intel)
- Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit AMD Intel, Itanium)
- Linux 2.6 kernels from Red Hat and SUSE distributions
- Solaris 10 SPARC
- Solaris 9 SPARC
- AIX 7.1 (64-bit)
- AIX 6.1 (64-bit)
- AIX Virtual I/O Server 2.2
- Coexists with PowerPath 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, and 4.5.2 on Windows and all versions of PowerPath on Unix. DynaPath must manage its own LUNs.
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
- HP-UX 11iv2 (64-bit PA-RISC and Itanium) CDP/NSS 7.50, 7.00
FileSafe - AIX 6L 6.1
- CentOS Linux 6, 5, 4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Debian 5, 4 (32-bit)
- SUSE Linux 10.1, 10.0 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- openSUSE Linux 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- OpenSolaris 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Oracle Enterprise Linux 6, 5, 4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 5, 4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Solaris 10, 9 SPARC (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Solaris 11, 10, 9 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Ubuntu 11, 10, 9 (32-bit)
- Windows Server 2012 Ultimate Edition
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V
- Windows Server 2008 All versions except Core Installation Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, WEB Edition, Small Business Server, SP2 or R2 with SP2 and above (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
CDP/NSS 7.00
HyperTrac - Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2003 SP2
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
- SUSE Linux 10.2
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
- Solaris 10 and 9 (SPARC) CDP/NSS 7.00
IntegrityTrac - Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003
CDP/NSS 7.00
RecoverTrac - Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
SAN Disk Manager /
Intelligent Management Agent
- Windows Server 2012 Enterprise Edition
- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
- Windows Server 2008 with SP 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- CentOS Linux 5.3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- CentOS Linux 5.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- CentOS Linux 4.7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- CentOS Linux 4.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- CentOS Linux 4.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Debian Linux 5.03 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Solaris 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Solaris 10.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00
- HP-UX 11.31 IA-64 CDP/NSS 7.50, 7.00
Snapshot Agent for File Systems - Windows Server 2012 Enterprise Edition
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
- Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 Update 6 (XFS)
- Red Hat Enterprise Server 5 Update 5 (XFS) 
CDP/NSS 7.80, 7.70, 7.60, 7.50, 7.00

1 Supported for upgrades only.
2 VMware ESXi versions include all associated update levels.

All software is certified as of the date it was added to this matrix. FalconStor is not responsible for any operational problems resulting from modifications made by the manufacturer after the software was certified.

Last modified on : 12/18/2014


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