When you run a job, Veeam Backup & Replication applies a license to the virtualization host on which processed VMs reside (for per-socket licenses) or to processed machines (for per-machine licenses). Veeam Backup & Replication license types are described in detail in the "Veeam Backup & Replication Licensing" section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Veeam Cloud Connect license types and license management tasks are described in detail in the corresponding section of Veeam Cloud Connect User Guide at https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/cloud/cloud_connect_licensing.html.
Generally, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager collects information about licenses installed on Veeam backup servers connected to it. When Veeam Enterprise Manager replicates databases from backup servers, it also synchronizes license data (that is, checks if the license installed on the Veeam backup server coincides with the license installed on the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server). If the licenses do not coincide, the license on the Veeam backup server will be automatically updated with that on Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.
For more information on licensing, please refer to the Veeam Backup & Replication FAQ on Veeam website and to Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
Using the Licensing section of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, you can manage and activate licenses for the whole backup infrastructure from a single web console and thus reduce administration overhead. You can view to which hosts or machines the license is currently applied, change the license file, or revoke the license.
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