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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Types of Licenses

Veeam Software offers the following types of paid licenses for Veeam Backup & Replication:

  • Perpetual license — permanent full license. The perpetual license term is normally 10 years from the date of license issue. The support and maintenance period included with the license is specified in months or years. Typically, one year of basic support and maintenance is included with the perpetual license.
  • Subscription license — full license that expires at the end of the subscription term. The subscription license term is normally 1-3 years from the date of license issue.
  • Rental license — full license with the license expiration date set according to the chosen rental program (normally 1-12 months from the date of license issue). The rental license can be automatically updated upon expiration.

The following terms apply to Veeam Backup & Replication paid licenses:

License Type

Licensing Period

Grace Period


Perpetual license

10 years


Per socket/per VM

Subscription license

1-3 years

30 days

Per socket

Rental license

1-12 months

60 days

Per VM

Types of Licenses Important!

Per-VM licenses are provided to Veeam Cloud & Service Provides (VCSPs) only. For end-users, Veeam offers per-socket licenses.

In addition to paid licenses, Veeam Backup & Replication offers two types of free licenses:

  • Trial license — license used for product evaluation. The trial license is valid for 30 days from the moment of product download.
  • NFR license — license used for product demonstration, training and education. The person to whom the license is provided agrees that the license is not for resell or commercial use.

Licensed Objects

Veeam licenses Veeam Backup & Replication in two ways:

  • By the number of CPU sockets on managed hosts. You must obtain a license for every occupied motherboard socket as reported by the hypervisor API.

License is required only for source hosts — hosts on which VMs that you back up or replicate reside. Target hosts (for replication and migration jobs) do not need to be licensed.

  • By the number of protected VMs. You must obtain a license for the total number of VMs that you plan to protect — back up, replicate, copy or for which you plan to create VeeamZIP files. VMs processed with backup copy and tapes jobs are not regarded as protected VMs. These types of jobs provide an additional protection level for VMs that are already protected with backup jobs.

Veeam Backup & Replication keeps track of the number of protected VMs. If the number of protected VMs exceeds the number of licensed VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication displays a warning when you open the product console.

For more information, see and

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User Guide for VMware vSphere

User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Enterprise Manager User Guide

Veeam Cloud Connect Guide

Veeam Backup Explorers User Guide

PowerShell Reference

RESTful API Reference

Veeam Backup FREE Edition User Guide

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam ONE Documentation

Veeam Agent for Windows Documentation

Veeam Agent for Linux Documentation

Veeam Management Pack Documentation