Licensing

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    To use the Veeam Plug-in functionality, you must have a valid Veeam Backup & Replication license. Licenses are installed and managed on the Veeam Backup & Replication server that is connected to the Veeam Plug-in server. If the license is not valid or out of resources, Veeam Plug-in backup jobs fail.

    This guide provides information only on specifics of Veeam licenses for Veeam Plug-ins. For terminology and general information about Veeam Licensing, see Veeam Licensing Policy.

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    Licensed Objects

    If you are using any instance-based (Veeam Universal Licensing) license on your Veeam Backup & Replication, you don't need to install any additional license keys.

    A machine where SAP HANA is deployed is assumed protected if it has been processed by a Veeam Plug-in backup job in the last 31 days. When you back up SAP HANA databases on one host, one License Unit is consumed from the Veeam Backup & Replication license. A machine protected by both Veeam Plug-in and Veeam Backup & Replication will consume a License Unit only once. For example, you have an SAP HANA server that you back up using Veeam Plug-in. You can also back up this server using image-level backup functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication. In this case, only one License Unit will be consumed.

    Note

    If you are using a legacy perpetual per-socket license, a license is required for each hypervisor CPU socket occupied by protected SAP HANA servers.

    A socket is consumed from the license only if the hypervisor where protected servers reside is added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. If the hypervisor is not added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, an instance unit will be consumed from the license. To learn how to add a hypervisor to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, see the Virtualization Servers and Hosts section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Important

    If you have an SAP HANA Scale-Out Cluster, each node will consume one License Unit. The License Units are consumed for all cluster nodes, even if Veeam Plug-in is installed only on one of the nodes.

    Supported License Types and Packages

    You can use Veeam Plug-ins with the following license types and packages. Note that this guide contains information on specifics of Veeam license packages only for Veeam Plug-ins. For the full list of license packages, see Pricing and Packaging.

    • For Veeam Universal Licensing:

    You can use Veeam Plug-ins with all license packages (Veeam Backup Essentials, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Availability Suite).

    Note that if you use the Rental license type, functionality of Veeam Plug-ins is supported only for the Enterprise Plus edition of Veeam Backup & Replication.

    • For Perpetual Socket license:

    Functionality of Veeam Plug-ins is supported only for the Enterprise Plus edition of Veeam Backup & Replication.

    Obtaining and Managing Licenses

    To learn how to install a license and monitor licensed objects, see the Licensing section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.