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vStorage API / VMWare licencing

Post by Jim Mc » Aug 13, 2014 10:17 am

Can somebody advise which licence feature vStorage API relates to from the VMWare vSphere Licensing page located here: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/compare

Is vStorage no longer present in 5.x, is it called something else, or is it a subset of a particular licensed feature?

Is there a reference page which lists individual Veeam Backup and Replication v7 features and the required VMWare licenced features?

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Re: vStorage API / VMWare licencing

Post by Shestakov » Aug 13, 2014 11:15 am

Hi Jim,
Jim wrote:Is vStorage no longer present in 5.x, is it called something else, or is it a subset of a particular licensed feature?
vSphere Essentials and above support vStorage API for data protection.
Jim wrote:Is there a reference page which lists individual Veeam Backup and Replication v7 features and the required VMWare licenced features?
You don`t lose any Veeam R&R functionality regardless of the VMware edition. You might find a related topic useful. Also here is a FAQ article about licensing. Please read.

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Re: vStorage API / VMWare licencing

Post by Jim Mc » Aug 13, 2014 12:47 pm

Thanks, so specifically which licenced feature does vStorage API fall under, as it's not listed directly. I have read all the links supplied prior to posting the original question.

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Re: vStorage API / VMWare licencing

Post by lp@albersdruck.de » Aug 13, 2014 1:09 pm 1 person likes this post

That one is easy: if you pay money for your vSphere license, you get the necessary API.

Or to put it another way: only the free ESXi hypervisor does not have the API, every paid for version does.

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Re: vStorage API / VMWare licencing

Post by Shestakov » Aug 13, 2014 3:27 pm

Thanks Lars.
That`s correct, since vSphere Essentials is a cheapest non-free edition of VMware vSphere and all other editions include its capabilities.
Jim Mc wrote:I have read all the links supplied prior to posting the original question.
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