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When Hyper V is coming to Veeam, would Veeam be allowed to backup free Esxi hosts?
I have some concerns about this.
I love Vmware with Veeam, but the requirement for lisenced hosts to use Veeam Backup is a major drawback for SMB customers.
The package gets quite expensive for a single server.
As Microsoft Hyper V host is included in Server 2008 R2 lisence and possible no extra host lisence required for Veeam Backup, then Microsoft has scored one here.
You only need a Microsoft server and a Veeam lisence to be ready to go. With Vmware you need Vpshere Essentials lisence, Microsoft server lisence and then Veeam Backup lisence.
What do you all think about this?
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- Full Name: Michael Requeny
vStorage APIs are disabled on the free version of ESXi
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Not to mention the idiotic vTax. Maybe D-Link should include with their 48-port switches a 12-port "connection entitlement", and by the way another 12 port entitlement will cost the same as the first.btn003 wrote:As Microsoft Hyper V host is included in Server 2008 R2 lisence and possible no extra host lisence required for Veeam Backup, then Microsoft has scored one here
But anyway, I digress.
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Yes, that's true. We cannot support free ESXi hosts, because these hosts have vStorage API for Data Protection (and other management APIs) locked down to read-only mode specifically to prevent ISVs from being able to backup or manage such hosts. This is VMware's decision and there is nothing we can do about it.requenym wrote:vStorage APIs are disabled on the free version of ESXi
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