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Veeam Backup for Hyper V : VMware license question raised...

Veeam Logoby btn003 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:51 pm

Hi -

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?

Kind r

Bjørn.
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Re: Veeam Backup for Hyper V : VMware license question raise

Veeam Logoby requenym » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:53 am

Unfortunately it's VMware placing this limitation not Veeam--
vStorage APIs are disabled on the free version of ESXi
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Re: Veeam Backup for Hyper V : VMware license question raise

Veeam Logoby J1mbo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:37 am

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


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.

But anyway, I digress.
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Re: Veeam Backup for Hyper V : VMware license question raise

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:38 am

requenym wrote:vStorage APIs are disabled on the free version of ESXi

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.
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Re: Veeam Backup for Hyper V : VMware license question raise

Veeam Logoby ashleyw » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:54 am

Without wanting to come across as a VMware fanboi, there are VMware Essentials licensing specifically targeted at the SMB market which includes access to the vstorage APIs.
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Re: Veeam Backup for Hyper V : VMware license question raise

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:17 am

VMware Essentials was a truly great deal for SMB until vTax was introduced.
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