10. Can I have a mix of Enterprise and Standard Edition licenses?
All license editions must be the same within a given physical location—either all Enterprise Edition or all Standard Edition. In addition, all license editions must be the same between physical locations if you want to manage them through one Veeam Enterprise Manager. The requirement for “all Enterprise” or “all Standard” has been in place since Enterprise Edition was first introduced with v5. It continues with v6 and applies to all Veeam Backup & Replication
deployments, including multi-hypervisor deployments. For example, if you have 5 licenses for VMware and 5 licenses for Hyper-V in a given location, all 10 licenses must be either Enterprise or Standard Edition.
11. Can I have a mix of tier A and tier B licenses?
Yes, you can have a mix of tier A and tier B licenses to accommodate your particular mix of host hardware.
marama wrote:The current server is supposed to be serving for not so critical VMs, but it should need to get backed up OR replicated, too. I though - no problem, Veem must have a product that would take care of the machine. And Veem does have the product (B&R standard) but it doesn't allow me to purchase it because in the same office we already have an E+ license (?!?!?!!?).
marama wrote:But the license model is in conflict with some basic principles because we seem to be pressured to buy license-level we don't need - for no technical reason.
marama wrote:Unitrends wants only 1/4 of the Veeam E+ license, gives 50% rebates for migrating from Veeam to Unitrends...
marama wrote:I opened up this topic hoping someone would maybe provide me with some reasonable explanation I might have overseen.
Just wanted to add that we do allow editions downgrade, so in case you really don't need Enterprise Plus edition functionality as per your "license-level we don't need" statement, you are free to do that, and then buy more Standard edition licenses. Or, are you saying that our sales are unwilling to downgrade your current licenses to Standard edition?
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The explanation is actually very simple and reasonable. Having an Enterprise Plus install available in the same physical location enables users to leverage full product functionality on backups produced by a Standard edition install. All you need to do is register backup repositories populated by Standard edition install in the Enterprise Plus edition install.
marama wrote:The explanation is actually very simple and reasonable. Having an Enterprise Plus install available in the same physical location enables users to leverage full product functionality on backups produced by a Standard edition install. All you need to do is register backup repositories populated by Standard edition install in the Enterprise Plus edition install.
I don't get it, how can I produce standard edition installs if I am not able to buy them?
marama wrote:So if I got it right, Veeam is not allowing mixing of editions not because of forcing the people to pay for features they wouldn't use, but because they forgot (?) to implement the technical mechanism that would prevent people using features they haven't payed for?
marama wrote:So I'd really be carefull when suggesting the competitors have inferior products (I have no interest in starting a Veeam vs Unitrends thread, people should try both and see what fits their needs better, each has pros and cons).
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