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Veeam Essentials licensing - Vmware license mixing

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I have looked and found some info that implies the answer, but have received conflicting info from a salesmen and want to be sure, so have a question on 3 scenarios on Veeam/VMware Essentials licensing.
**All hosts are 2 socket quad core

Scenario 1 - 3 source hosts running VMware Essentials Plus (vcenter1)
1 DR host running VMware Standard (standalone, no vcenter)
1 Veeam Essentials license to cover 3 source hosts

Scenario 2 - 3 source hosts running VMware Essentials Plus (vcenter1)
3 DR hosts running a separate VMware Essentials (vcenter2 or standalone)
1 Veeam Essentials license to cover 3 source hosts

Scenario 3 - 3 source hosts running Vmware Enterprise (vcenter1)
3 DR hosts running a separate VMware Essentials (vcenter2 or standalone)
1 Veeam Essentials license to cover 3 source hosts

I don't believe there should be any issues with any of those systems operating - while testing I had no problems whether using vcenter or standalone hosts.
Are there any license issues with any of the above scenarios? Licensing is the one thing I cannot test.

Thanks!

TW

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Re: Veeam Essentials licensing - Vmware license mixing

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Scenarios 1 and 2 are fine, but scenario 3 is not (you are not allowed to use Veeam Essentials against VMware Enterprise hosts).

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Re: Veeam Essentials licensing - Vmware license mixing

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Sounds good - thanks!

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Re: Veeam Essentials licensing - Vmware license mixing

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This was a good post to find. I have a colleague who is interested in getting VMware essentials plus + Veeam Essentials Plus, but has three hosts in the production site, and needs the offsite replication functionality.

He will be very very happy to know that he can replicate VM's to an external standalone VMware standard server with the Essentials Veeam licensing. Correct me if any of that statement sounds incorrect!

My add-on question: Is there any changes in the imminent V6 that will affect this model in respect of licensing? (I know from the What's New notes that there is some exciting efficiency improvements that apply specifically to this scenario)

Thanks
Andrew McKenzie

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Re: Veeam Essentials licensing - Vmware license mixing

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Hi Andrew, our licensing model is not going to be changed in v6. Your colleague scenario looks good, since we require licenses for source hosts only.

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