Which VMWare License is needed for B & R?

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Which VMWare License is needed for B & R?

Veeam Logoby pronto » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:16 am

Hi Community,

since VMware does not offer an Enterprise version in version 6 anymore, we are discussing which VMWare license model we need for a completly new infrastructure. We need both the backup and replication feature from Veeam B&R. We figured out that either the Standard license or the essentials plus bundle provide the necessery features except the "vAAI"[1] feature which is completly unknown to me. Can anyone confirm that the Standard o Essentials Plus version is enough for Veeam B&R?

[1] https://www.veeam.com/de/essentials-licensing-faq.html

Thx in advance & Bye Tom
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Re: Which VMWare License is needed for B & R?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:36 am

Hi Tom,
Only Free ESXi is not supported because Veeam B&R leverages vSphere and vStorage APIs that are disabled by VMware in free ESXi.
Standard and Essentials should work with no issues.
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Re: Which VMWare License is needed for B & R?

Veeam Logoby pronto » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:01 pm

Servus Shestakov,

Thanks for your quick reply. The 'vSphere Replication' feature is not needed? Because in the Essentials license model it is only in the 'Essentials Plus' version included.

Thx & Bye Tom
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Re: Which VMWare License is needed for B & R?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:21 pm

You don`t need "vSphere Replication" feature to perform Veeam B&R replication.
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Re: Which VMWare License is needed for B & R?

Veeam Logoby pronto » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:27 pm

Servus Shestakov,

I didn't know that, thanks a lot.

Bye Tom
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Re: Which VMWare License is needed for B & R?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:37 pm

You are welcome, Tom.
Veeam replication process is described here. VBR just requests vCenter Server or ESXi host to create a VM snapshot and to commit it in the end.
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