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License count for agents instances

Post by dtnsup » Feb 10, 2020 2:17 pm

Hello,

I have a question regarding the license count and the multipliers for VBR and agent backups. We have 2 VBR servers with Enterprise Manager installed, all are version 9.5 Update 4a (9.5.4.2753) licensed with perpetual licences for 18 Sockets. In Enterprise Manager in the licensing summary I have 4 servers with multipliere 1.5 consuming the 6 included free agent instances.

I am refering to the licensing policy at https://www.veeam.com/licensing-policy.html:
According to chapter 2.1.1 (Calculating Veeam Universal License requirements) it states "All protected workloads are treated equally and consume 1 Instance per Licensed Unit".

So shouldn't be the multiplier exactly 1 point for 1 server? Is there a difference between my instance license and the mentioned "VULs".

Thanks and regards,
Jan

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by Dima P. » Feb 10, 2020 9:49 pm

Hello Jan,

Can you please clarify your license edition? Thanks!

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by dtnsup » Feb 11, 2020 12:44 pm

Hello Dima,

our edition is Veeam Availability Suite Enterprise.

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by Dima P. » Feb 12, 2020 11:31 am

Looks like the instance value is being calculated based on the edition of your socket-based license, since its Enterprise - every sever consumes 1.5 instance. Asked licencing guru to comment, stay tuned.

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by dalbertson » Feb 12, 2020 11:41 am

Jan,

Did you merge your license to a VUL license or do you know if you are still using a VIL license (instance based)?

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by dtnsup » Feb 12, 2020 1:18 pm

Previously we had a merged license including 10 instances. These instances expired and were not renewed under the impression that there was no need to.

After that we installed a new license file for Veeam Availability Suite. This license includes just Veeam B&R for 18 sockets and the Enterprise Edition for Veeam ONE. There is no mention of agents or instances.

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by veremin » Feb 12, 2020 3:46 pm

You're using Veeam Instance License along with VB&R 9.5 Update 4, while quoting Veeam Universal License policy which applies to VB&R v10 and higher, thus, the said discrepancy. Thanks!

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by dtnsup » Feb 14, 2020 10:22 am

Hello Veremin,

I am quoting the general Veeam license URL (https://www.veeam.com/licensing-policy.html). I would expect that the terms at this page do either apply to the current version (which ist 9.5 U4b if I am not mistaken) or to a version wich is explicitly mentioned in any of these terms.

I can not find a single occurence mentioning version 10 at this page, whereas version 9.5 is named explicitly to apply to the VUL licensing. Furthermore as far as I know version 10 is not even GA by today. So can you please clarify on that?

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Jan

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Re: License count for agents instances

Post by veremin » Feb 14, 2020 1:50 pm

v10 RTM was released several weeks ago and it's expected to GA in few days. So, the licensing policy has been updated to apply to the latest product version which is v10 (Veeam Universal License). Thanks!

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