Centralized Workstation management

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Centralized Workstation management

Veeam Logoby catcancun » Wed May 16, 2018 7:29 pm

Hello,
TL;DR How is the license counted for a VAW workstation managed by VB&R with a Server Backup Job? As a Server or a Workstation?

Here is my setup:
-VB&R 9.5 Update 3 Enterprise license
-VAW 2.1.0.423 with both Server and Workstation licenses added to VB&R.

I need to centrally manage the backups of dozens of Windows workstations in VB&R. So, I created a protection group with all of the workstations. The problem is that for Workstations VB&R only allows the creation of Backup Policies, not Backup Jobs. The result is that the backup is managed by the Agent and that is not an option.
If I want to have the backup job managed by VB&R I need to select Server Type in the Job mode, which I would not mind if the license is counted as it should: Workstation. How is the licensing in this case?
Am I missing something? In the end, what I want is a centralized management place for workstation backups.

P.S. I find the documentation confusing:
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95
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Veeam Backup & Replication lets you create Veeam Agent backup jobs of both types (the backup job itself and backup policy) for the following types of protected computers:
•Microsoft Windows computers — computers protected with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows


It does not mention Servers or Workstations, so is easy to assume both.

Thank you
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Re: Centralized Workstation management

Veeam Logoby martin_zidu » Thu May 17, 2018 6:08 am

Actually IMHO situation is, that server license is consuming 3 workstation licenses out of overall purchased licenses.

Thats my understanding, but not really sure, if you need to have server licences bought separately.

But I am pretty sure that whole concept is set like that (3 workstation liceses = 1 server license)
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Re: Centralized Workstation management

Veeam Logoby catcancun » Thu May 17, 2018 6:15 am

Martin,

I understand that a server license basically equals to 3 workstation licenses.
After your reply I guess my question is: Can I manage workstations with VB&R without consuming a server license? I mean, I want to manage workstations, not servers; I don' t need the VAW server features like application aware processing. I just want centralized management for workstations (Windows 7 & 10). Paying a server license for every workstation is too much.

Thank you for your answer and time.
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