We have a 2-node hyper-v cluster (each node has 2 sockets).
Currently we have an Essentials Standard license.
For the most part this works well for us, as we put all the critical boxes that need to be backed up on host 1 and use the license to cover that host.
The second host mostly has boxes that have application-level redundancy with host 1 (Domain controllers, Exchange).
However it would be nice to be able to back up from both hosts now and then for various reasons.
What is the least expensive option to allow us to back up from host 2? Buy a second essentials license and set up a second veeam server?