License Types and Packages

Veeam Software offers paid and free licenses for Veeam ONE.

Paid Licenses

Veeam Software offers the following types of paid licenses for Veeam ONE:

  • Perpetual license is a permanent full license. The perpetual license does not have an expiration date and allows using Veeam ONE versions issued before support expiration date.
  • Subscription license is a full license that expires at the end of the subscription term. The subscription license term is normally 1–3 years from the license issue date.
  • Rental license is a full license intended for Veeam Cloud & Service Providers (VCSP). The license expiration date is set according to the chosen rental program (normally 1–12 months from the license issue date).

The following terms apply to Veeam ONE paid licenses:

License Type

Licensing

Perpetual license

Per socket

Subscription license

Per instance

Rental license

Per point

Free Licenses

Veeam Software offers the following types of free licenses for Veeam ONE:

  • Evaluation license is a full license that can be used for product evaluation. The trial license is valid for 30 days from the moment of product download.
  • Community Edition license is a license with a limited set of features* but with no restrictions on the number of virtualization hosts, management servers and failover clusters you can monitor and report on. The community license includes 10 instances free of charge and does not have an expiration date. The community version does not require a license file during installation.
  • NFR license is a full license that can be used for product demonstration, training and education. This license is not for resale or commercial use.

*For details on Veeam ONE Community Edition limitations, see Feature Comparison.

License Packages

Veeam ONE accepts licenses of the following packages:

  • Veeam ONE
  • Veeam Backup Essentials
  • Veeam Availability Suite

For details on license packages, see Pricing and Packaging.

Compatibility with Veeam Backup & Replication Licenses

Veeam ONE allows monitoring of Veeam Backup & Replication servers if the following conditions are met for Subscription and Perpetual licenses:

Veeam Backup & Replication License

Veeam ONE License

Per Socket

Per Instance

Package = Suite/Essentials

Package = ONE

Per Socket

Package = Backup

VM workloads only*

All workloads

All workloads

Package = Suite/Essentials

VM workloads only*

All workloads

All workloads

Per Instance

Package = Backup

Cannot add to Veeam ONE

Cannot add to Veeam ONE

Cannot add to Veeam ONE

Package = Suite/Essentials

All workloads

All workloads

Cannot add to Veeam ONE

Merged

Sockets (Package = Backup)

Instances (Package = Backup)

VM workloads only

Cannot add to Veeam ONE

All workloads

Sockets (Package = Suite)

Instances (Package = Backup)

VM workloads only

VM workloads only

All workloads

Sockets (Package = Backup)

Instances (Package = Suite)

All workloads

Non-VM workloads only

All workloads

Sockets (Package = Suite)

Instances (Package = Suite)

All workloads

All workloads

All workloads

Sockets (Package = Essentials)

Instances (Package = Suite)

All workloads

All workloads

All workloads

where:

*Includes 6 free instances that can be used for monitoring non-VM workloads.

Note:

  • If on Veeam ONE server you install a license with merged sockets and instances, it will behave as a per socket license.
  • [For Veeam Backup & Replication version 9.5 Update 4] The Monitoring parameter in Veeam Backup & Replication per-instance license must be set to Yes.
    For details on Veeam Backup & Replication version 9.5 Update 4 license parameters, see section Viewing License Information of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.