If you have a Server or Workstation license for Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 or later or Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0 Update 1 or later and plan to integrate this product with Veeam Backup & Replication, consider managing its license using Enterprise Manager.
This functionality is provided in Veeam Backup & Replication starting with version 9.5 Update 2 and later.
For such centralized management, you should take the following steps:
- Configure Veeam Agent to work with Veeam Backup & Replication, as described in the product documentation.
- Make sure you have a valid Veeam Agent license (Server or Workstation) installed and visible in Veeam Backup & Replication console. See the product documentation for details.
- Also, make sure that Veeam backup server which manages Veeam Agent was added to Enterprise Manager, and its data was successfully collected.
When these prerequisites are met, the corresponding tab (Agent for Windows or Agent for Linux) is displayed in the Licensing section of the Configuration view in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager web UI.
You may need to refresh the browser view, or close and then re-open Enterprise Manager web portal to display this tab.
Here you can install a new license for Veeam Agent(s), view detailed license information and examine the list of Veeam backup servers managing the licensed Agents.
- To view the list of Agents working with the certain Veeam backup server, select this server from the list in the bottom of the pane and click View Agents. The displayed list of managed agents includes information about Veeam backup server and type of license (Server or Workstation).
- To download the list as the excelreport.xls file, click Export, then close the dialog.
If the machine where Veeam Agent ran is no longer functioning, you can reset the corresponding license counter on the managing Veeam backup server. For that, in the Licensing pane of the Configuration view select the Veeam backup server that used to be associated with the Agent, and click Reset.
If you do not want to manage the Agent licenses from Enterprise Manager any longer (for example, if you have no more licensed Agents in your environment), you can remove the Agent tab from the Enterprise Manager UI. For that, do the following:
- Stop Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Service, then open the command prompt and run the Veeam.Backup.EnterpriseService.exe executable file (located in the C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Enterprise Manager folder) using the following syntax for Veeam Agent for Windows:
Veeam.Backup.EnterpriseService.exe -removelicense vaw
For Veeam Agent for Linux:
Veeam.Backup.EnterpriseService.exe -removelicense val
- Then start the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Service.