I'm looking to update our Site Recovery Manager to 8.1. I noticed at the bottom of the Compatibility Matrices for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 page it says Site Recovery Manager 8.1 requires VMware Tools 10.1 and later written in red. I haven't seen a SRM compatibility matrix call out a necessary VMware Tools version like this before.
Is anyone running SRM 8.1 and protecting VMs with an older version of VMWare tools? We are grossly behind in updating VMWare Tools on our VMs and haven't needed to update vmware tools in the past for SRM to function correctly. I wonder if the VMWare Tools 10.1 or greater is a hard requirement.