In some situations, the number of actually managed objects may exceed the license limit. For example, this may happen when some VMs or hosts are temporarily managed for testing or POC.
For per-VM licenses, Veeam ONE allows you to manage up to 20% more VMs than specified in the license, plus the number of new VMs from the previous calendar month.
- If the license limit is exceeded for 20%, plus the number of new VMs from the previous month, or less, Veeam ONE continues to manage all VMs. To detect what VMs must be managed, Veeam ONE uses the last-in first-out method (LIFO): VMs that are discovered first are included first in the monitoring and reporting scope.
- If the license limit is exceeded for more than 20%, plus the number of new VMs from the previous month, all VMs exceeding the licensed number plus the allowed increase are excluded from monitoring and reporting.
An increase of the number of managed VMs up to 20% is allowed only during the grace period. The duration of the grace period is defined by the type of license.
By the end of the grace period, you must update the existing license or decrease the number of managed VMs. Otherwise, Veeam ONE will exclude from monitoring and reporting VMs that exceed the license limit. VMs are excluded with the help of an automatic exclusion rule that is created by Veeam ONE. You can review VMs covered by this rule in Veeam ONE server settings. For details, see Choosing VMs and VM Containers to Monitor and Report On.
Consider the following example: the number of VMs discovered by Veeam ONE is 130, while a license covers 100 VMs. The grace period for the license is 30 days. During the first 30 days, Veeam ONE will manage 100 + 20 VMs that were discovered first (license limit + 20%). 10 VMs that were discovered last will be excluded from monitoring and reporting.
If the license is not updated, after the grace period Veeam ONE will exclude from monitoring and reporting 30 VMs that exceed the license limit.
Exceeding Sockets Limit
For per-socket licenses, Veeam ONE does not offer any grace period. If the number of sockets exceeds the license limit, Veeam ONE will exclude from monitoring and reporting hosts above the license limit.