We are running vCenter 5.1 U1 with ESXi 5.1 U1 hosts and at one point I was thinking I would thus be deploying vShere Replication 5.1.1 to match/be compatible.
The compatibility matrix has green checkmarks when selecting vSphere Replication 5.1.2 with the above. I know I can't use vSphere Replication 5.5.x and that's fine.
However, the Release Notes for vSphere Replication 5.1.2 states the following: "Before you upgrade vSphere Replication to version 5.1.2, make sure that you have upgraded to vCenter Server 5.1u2"
So which 'wins'? Can I go ahead and use vSphere Replication 5.1.2 in my otherwise purely 5.1U1 vCenter and ESXi environment? The 'fixes' in 5.1.2 over 5.1.1 are minor, so I doubt I'm giving up much by just settling for 5.1.1 for my testing/POC but I wanted to be sure, and would rather use the latest/greatest if I can. Thanks.
Hmmm yes that is not clear. We are currently working on a new format for the matrix and interop tools/pages.
Let me check with the VR team on the comment in the release notes. Personally I would go with the release notes statement that vCenter 5.1 U2 should be used but I will check the background for this statement in case you are ok to stay on U1 or 5.1 GA.