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Number of licenses required

Post by stanj » May 21, 2013 7:09 pm

We have two ESXi servers, no san or nas or vCenter.

The plan is to backup the VMs to a shared network device from the active esxi server.
If the active ESXi server fails, the vms will be restored to the second ESXI server.
The ESXi servers are dual core dell r720s.

How many licenses do we need 2 or 4?


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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Hi Stan, you need to have license keys only for one/active ESX(i) server. Thanks!

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by stanj » May 22, 2013 10:57 am

ok,

then, if the first esxi server fails, the second one would need to be powerd up, license added, then added to the VEEAM backup in order to restore the VMs?

vs

having the second esxi server licensed for VEEAM, on line, and already added to VEEAM backup so the VMs could be restored if the first esxi server fails,,which seems faster,,,

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by foggy » May 22, 2013 11:02 am

Stan, you need to license the second host only in case you are going to run backup/replication jobs against VMs residing on it. You do not need to license the host to be able to restore VMs on it. You can add the second host to Veeam B&R UI without licensing it.

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by stanj » May 22, 2013 1:31 pm

thanks.

so we need the 2 CPU license for std or enterprise ?

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 22, 2013 3:03 pm

How many physical sockets do you have on the host? One or two? If it is just a single socket with dual cores, then you need to buy only 1 license key.

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by stanj » May 22, 2013 3:07 pm

Dell r720 -spec shows,,, two (Intel Xeon E5-2670 Processors)..does not show sockets,,

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Post by Vitaliy S. » May 22, 2013 3:16 pm

To locate the number of sockets used, open vSphere Client -> connect to your host -> and click on the Summary Tab to review the number of sockets you have.

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by stanj » May 22, 2013 3:31 pm

looks like a 2 socket..don't have esxi installed yet

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-r720/fs

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by foggy » May 22, 2013 3:39 pm

Two licenses for this host then.

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by stanj » May 22, 2013 3:47 pm

ok,thanks

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Re: Number of licenses required

Post by dellock6 » May 22, 2013 3:49 pm

Be careful also Xeon E5-2670 are 8-core processors, so you will need Tier B licenses.

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