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 peculiarities of Veeam licenses for Veeam Plug-ins. For terminology and general information about Veeam Licensing, see Veeam Licensing Policy.
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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. SAP HANA servers protected by Veeam Plug-ins can be licensed in two ways:
- Per instance (Veeam Universal Licensing): Each SAP HANA server protected by Veeam Plug-in consumes one instance unit from the license.
- Per socket (Perpetual Socket license): Each hypervisor CPU socket occupied by protected SAP HANA server consumes one socket unit.
A socket unit 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.
An SAP HANA server protected by both Veeam Plug-in and Veeam Backup & Replication consumes a license unit only once. For example, you have an SAP HANA server that you back up using Veeam Plug-in. If you also back up this server using image-level backup functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication, additional license unit will not be consumed.
If you have an SAP HANA Scale-Out Cluster, each node will consume a separate license unit. The license units will be consumed for all cluster nodes, even if Veeam Plug-in is installed on one of the nodes.
You can use Veeam Plug-ins with the following license types and packages. Note that this guide contains information on peculiarities 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 except for the Veeam Backup Starter package.
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.
To learn how to install a license and monitor licensed objects, see the Licensing section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.