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CaliMSP
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Veeam One license exceeded

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We have 3x5 VUL packs for a total of 15 licenses. We have 15 actual live VMs.
10 VMs are backed up/replicated, the others are proxy/utility systems that don't need to be backed up or replicated.

Veeam One says license exceeded because it appears to count all replicas made by Veeam B&R as a VM, plus those VMs that are not protected by VBR at all.

Is this an expected behavior and can we exclude replicas and utility VMs from Veeam One monitoring/reporting?

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Re: Veeam One license exceeded

Post by Hindawi »

Hi CaliMSP,

By default, Veeam ONE collects data about all VMs and VM containers (hosts, clusters, datastores and so on) on connected virtualization servers. If you do not want to monitor and report on specific VMs or VM containers, you can configure rules to include and exclude VMs and VM containers from the data collection scope.

You can refine the data collection scope with the following types of rules:
  • Inclusion rules define VMs and VM containers that must be monitored and reported on. Out-of-the-box, Veeam ONE includes a default inclusion rule that adds to the data collection scope all VMs and VM containers on connected servers.
  • Exclusion rules define VMs and VM containers that must not be monitored and reported on.
For How-To step-by-step see:
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/one/d ... ml?ver=110

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Moustafa Hindawi

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Re: Veeam One license exceeded

Post by wishr »

Hi Cali,

Moustafa is correct - exclusions are the way to go for now. You may also use vSphere tags to create a Business View group and exclude VMs from monitoring based on that dynamic group.

As for the future, please refer to that thread for details.

Thanks

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