Veeam ONE can be licensed in two ways: per-socket and per-instance.
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.
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, 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.
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 instances license counter reflects the number of instances required for the new objects, that is the number of new objects multiplied by the object coefficient.
New objects do not consume the license instances 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 instances counter in the license resets. New objects are not included in a license usage report.
Veeam ONE license does not put any restrictions on the number of managed vCloud Director servers and Veeam Backup & Replication servers.