Veeam ONE can be licensed in two ways: per-socket and per-instance.
Per Socket Licensing
Veeam ONE can be licensed by the number of CPU sockets on managed VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hosts. A license is required for every occupied motherboard socket as reported by the hypervisor API. A managed host is a host that is included in the monitoring and reporting scope with Veeam ONE inclusion rules. For details, see Choosing VMs and VM Containers to Monitor and Report On.
Per Instance Licensing
Veeam ONE can be licensed by the number of instances. An instance is a unit (or token) that is assigned to an object to make it manageable in Veeam ONE.
Veeam ONE per-instance license apply to the following types of objects:
- VMs protected by the monitored Veeam Backup & Replication servers and VMs included in the monitoring and reporting scope with Veeam ONE inclusion rules. For details on configuring monitoring scope for the virtual infrastructure, see Choosing VMs and VM Containers to Monitor and Report On.
VMs protected by the monitored Veeam Backup & Replication servers and VMs included in the monitoring and reporting scope at the same time consume one instance from a license scope.
- Computers protected with Veeam Agent for Windows or Veeam Agent for Linux that are managed by Veeam Backup & Replication servers that you connect to Veeam ONE.
The number of instances consumed by a managed computer depends on the mode in which the Veeam Agent job operates. For details on Veeam Agent licensing coefficients, see https://vee.am/licensing-policy.
A computer consumes instances until historical information about computer backup is stored in Veeam ONE. If you do not want to monitor a computer in Veeam ONE, you must delete computer backups from disk. For details on, see section Deleting Backup from Disk of the Veeam Agent Management Guide.
- File shares protected by Veeam Backup & Replication servers that you connect to Veeam ONE. File shares are licensed per 250 GB of protected data.
- Nutanix AHV VMs protected by Veeam Backup & Replication servers that you connect to Veeam ONE.
Rental licenses intended for Veeam Cloud & Service Providers (VCSP) use points as license units.
To provide more flexibility and introduce a trial period for object management, Veeam ONE offers the concept of New objects for Rental licenses. New objects are objects that were discovered within the current calendar month. New objects are tracked separately. The Used points license counter reflects the number of points required for the new objects, that is the number of new objects multiplied by the object coefficient.
New objects do not consume the license points until the beginning of the new month. On the first day of the new month, the number of new objects is added to the number of managed objects and the New points counter in the license resets. New objects are not included in a license usage report.
The New objects counter in Veeam ONE does not include: