Licensing

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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Licensed Objects

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.

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

A machine protected by both Veeam Plug-in and Veeam Backup & Replication will consume a license 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 will be consumed.

Note

[For Perpetual per-socket licenses] 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 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.

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 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 (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.

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