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question about community edition

Post by User56 » Jul 08, 2019 3:12 pm

Hello,

Customer with 20 Employees has one esxi Vsphere Host with two CPUs Sockets and 5 x VMs (windows server)

The only disadvantage about using Veeam Community Edition is : he needs a valid vsphere contract for vsphere essential

For such "small" there are no other needs / requirements, right?

Only daily backup on their NAS needed.

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Re: question about community edition

Post by P.Tide » Jul 08, 2019 3:32 pm

Hi,
For such "small" there are no other needs / requirements, right?
Right. Community Edition is a fully functional equivalent of Standard edition. Kindly check this chart for details.
The only disadvantage about using Veeam Community Edition is : he needs a valid vsphere contract for vsphere essential
I am not sure how are these two things really related. Would you elaborate on that, please?

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Re: question about community edition

Post by veremin » Jul 08, 2019 6:15 pm

I think OP is talking about requirement of having paid vSphere edition. This is the case indeed - otherwise backup server cannot back up VMs. Thanks!

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Re: question about community edition

Post by User56 » Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am

another disadvantage could be : hotline support by veeam is under cirumstances, not like you have a paid veeam licence

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Re: question about community edition

Post by Gostev » Jul 10, 2019 8:43 am 1 person likes this post

Hotline never :D email support only, based on staff availability.

But, the more important caveat is the fact that you called them your "customer", which may mean they are your clients and you offer them some services, potentially assisting them with data protection. However, using Community Edition as a part of any service to 3rd parties is something that is specifically restricted by Veeam EULA. So to be in compliance, this customer must install and manage Community Edition themselves 100%. As soon as you're involved in any way, for example helping them deploy or fix Veeam installation, perform a restore etc. this makes it a violation of Veeam EULA. Which could be an important consideration for some companies. Legally correct way to provide services to 3rd parties using Veeam software requires the usage of Rental licensing.

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