Licensing during ESXi host swap

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Licensing during ESXi host swap

Veeam Logoby csinetops » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:47 pm

I have a remote location that has 2 ESXi hosts that are licensed with Veeam for backup.

I will be spinning up 2 new ESXi hosts to replace them and utilizing Veeam to move the VM's to the new hosts.

Do I need to license the new hosts during the transition? Or, since they are just replication targets until I decom the old servers, does licensing not apply until I need to backup the moved VM's?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Licensing during ESXi host swap

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:26 pm

No additional backup server licenses will be needed, so long as those hosts are only used as replication target. Thanks.
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Re: Licensing during ESXi host swap

Veeam Logoby csinetops » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:51 pm

That's what I thought, thank you for the confirmation v.Eremin!
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Re: Licensing during ESXi host swap

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:09 pm

You're welcome. By the way, the recommended migration approach is to replicate required VMs and then perform planned failover. Thanks.
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