Gostev wrote:Unfortunately, mixing different types of licenses is technically not possible in the product today. But of course, you can deploy the dedicated backup server to manage those offsite servers, for example. Thanks!
Hi Gostev, I came across this thread trying to validate a similar scenario to the OP. The statement quoted above seems to support the scenario I am looking at, but would appreciate your validation.
We have a 3 site (VMware) setup:
Site 1: Primary data center, 6 hosts all dual socket.
Site 2: Secondary data centre, 5 hosts all dual socket.
Site 3: Remote office, 1 host dual socket.
Site 1 and 2 have their own vCenter instances. Site 3 is connected to Site 2 vCenter
Site 1: 12 x VBE Enterprise Plus per socket perpetual. This would be first VBR server.
Site 2 & 3: 20 x VBR Enterprise Plus per VM subscription. This would be a second VBR server.
The use of the subscription model for Site 2 & 3, enables us to greatly reduce the cost compared to per socket licensing, as there are so few active VMs. There would be no replication jobs, just backup jobs relative to the VBR for that site.
The problem is, the Veeam rep is saying we are not allowed to have perpetual and subscription and wants to sell 24 sockets of VBR perpetual. This seems at odds with the information in this thread, that "you can deploy the dedicated backup server to manage those offsite servers".
Can you help to clarify, please?