Veeam Cloud Connect service provider license and Hosting Rental license support automatic license update. Instead of installing the license file manually after updates to the license, you can instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to communicate with the Veeam licensing server, download the license file from it and install the new license on the Veeam backup server.
Enabling license auto update activates Automatic License Usage Reporting. You cannot use license auto update without automatic usage reporting.
The new license key differs from the previously installed license key in the license expiration date and support expiration date. If you obtain a license for a new (for example, greater) number of VMs, counters in the new license also display the new number of licensed VMs.
For the Veeam Cloud Connect service provider license, if the new license supports Veeam Agents, counters also display the number of licensed workstations and servers.
To learn more about the automatic license update process, see the Updating License Automatically section in Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide at: https://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.
By default, the automatic license update feature is deactivated. To enable it, do the following:
- Open the main menu and select License.
- In the License Information dialog, in the Backup & Replication tab, select the Update license key automatically check box.
If you do not want to enable automatic license update, after you obtain a new license, you can click the Update Now button to update the license manually.