Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

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Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby justingoldberg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:26 pm

I have a vmware esxi 6.0.0 running, it is licensed as below, and I have Veaam free edition. A manual backup to a NAS device fails with "Processing Windows8.1 x64 OB Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation." It isn't a permission issue as there is a 30MB file created on the NAS.

Product: VMware vSphere 6 Hypervisor Licensed for 1 physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU)
License Key:
Expires: Never

I get the same result if the guest is running or not.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:44 pm

We don't support unlicensed (free) ESXi because it has required VMware APIs disabled.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby justingoldberg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:22 pm

Ok, thanks.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:58 am

Though, you can still back this machine up, using Veeam Endpoint Backup Free. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Free Veeam Version 9 Not backing up ESX 6

Veeam Logoby jcolfer » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:39 am

Hi
I have 1 ESXi Host on version 6.0.0.
Under Licensing Features it says "Product: VMware vSphere 6 Hypervisor Licensed for 2 physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU)"

There are 4 vms on this host I want to backup. I downloaded the latest Veeam Free Edition. It's version 9.0.0.902

I tried to do a backup but got this error:

"21/01/2016 08:51:42 :: Processing Restorepoint Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation."

Any ideas what I need to do to get this working? Do I need extra licenses for vmware?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:20 am

Yes, you need to have a paid version of VMware license applied to your host. Thanks!
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby berto_mca » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:38 pm

Hi

I'm experiencing the same issue, but we have a paid license as you can see bellow:

Product: VMware vSphere 6 Hypervisor Licensed for 2 physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU)
License Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-*****
Expires: Never

Product Features:
Up to 8-way virtual SMP

And we're always getting the same error as per "Quick Migration"and "Backup" --> :: Failed to process VM NewBackup at .. Error: Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

VeeamBackup: VeeamBackup&Replication_9.5.0.1038.Update2 (Free version)

Please, could you help us?

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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 pm

Alberto, free ESXi is not supported due to reasons mentioned above by Anton. In order to use Veeam B&R, paid license key should be installed to the ESXi host.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby berto_mca » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:08 pm

Hi Vitaly

But we have a paid license installed on the hosts, I guess that the purchased license is "VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) - VS6-ESSL-KIT-C"

I tried to reinstall the license but we are still having the same problem.

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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:43 pm 1 person likes this post

The license that you have above is a free key. You need to install your paid license (Essentials) by updating the key on all hosts. After that you would be able to back up VMs. The error message above can only be shown if you're still using the free key. If you need assistance on updating the key, try to reach out to the support team. Hope it helps!
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby berto_mca » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:06 pm

Ok, all clear

Many thanks!

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[MERGED] esxi version prohibits execution

Veeam Logoby RyGy7 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:27 am

Been awhile since i used veeam but wanted to re-introduce myself in my lab environment. I downloaded and installed the latest free backup and rep of veeam and connected to my esxi host ver 6.0.0. I attempt to backup and "current vsphere license or esxi version prohibits execution."

Now obviously the error states what is wrong but i used to be able to use this without issue, can't remember my version but it was definitely free, possibly 5.5.

am i beyond using veeam to backup my lab? I enjoy the product just wanted to use it more.
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Re: esxi version prohibits execution

Veeam Logoby Pat490 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:36 am

are you trying to use VBR with free ESXi version?
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am

vSphere Free Edition is not supported, indeed. Thanks.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby RyGy7 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:38 pm

What about hyper-v? it was some time ago when my lab was for training MS i might have been on hyper-v and that's why i recall it working...maybe?
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