I'm about the implement Veeam Backup and Replication v6 in our VMware environment. I will be using the Replication feature to replicate some VM's from my customer's Prod site to my DR site. I am running vSphere 5 in my DR site where I will be setting up the Veeam software and repository, but at this point in time I'm not sure what version of VMware my customer has.
I read up on the Veeam system requirements in both the release notes and the user guide, both of which state that v6 is compatible with VMware 3.5 and above, but neither document states whether or not the VMware versions need to be the same at both sites for the Replication feature to work properly. So is it a requirement that both sites run identical versions of VMware? And for that matter, do the VMware versions or the VMFS versions at both sites need to be identical if I want to use the v6 Backup feature to backup VM's from site A and restore them at site B?