We have two VMware Clusters at two separate locations separated by a fast WAN link and we will have Veeam installed for local backup at each location and each Veeam server will be configured to "pull" replicate business critical remote VM's to the local site for DR purposes. We want to do "pull" replication instead of "push" so that the failover plan's and Re-IP rules can be quickly and easily applied to the servers at the DR site.
Several of our critical systems consist of database systems whose performance is severely negatively affected by running from multiple snapshot (restore points) when running at the DR location, so we have decided that in time of disaster we will have to do a permanent failover to the remote site and then manually set the replication back (by means of a temporary replication job using the original source vm's as seeds) to the source site when it is available again to restore the systems to their original locations and configurations.
Each Veeam server will be licensed for it's own VMware cluster nodes at the local site, but not for the remote site nodes - will this licensing allow me to do what I want to achieve?
ie can each Veeam server do "pull" replication from the remote cluster to the local site without being licensed for the remote nodes?