When license auto update is enabled, Veeam Availability Console additionally performs automatic usage reporting.
As a part of reporting, Veeam Availability Console collects statistics on the current license usage and sends it periodically to the Veeam License Update Server. The report provides information about the contract ID, product installation ID, the maximum number of VMs managed by client Veeam Backup & Replication servers over the past week (high watermark), and the maximum number of Veeam backup agents managed in Veeam Availability Console. For Rental licenses, the report also includes details (name, web site, country of residence, postal code) of client companies in whose infrastructure managed Veeam backup agents reside. The process runs in the background mode once a week, at a random time and day.
The collected data does not include information on the usage of Veeam Availability Console, Veeam backup agents or Veeam Backup & Replication by any individual person identifiable for Veeam, or any data protected with Veeam backup agents or Veeam Backup & Replication.
The collected data allows our back-end system to automatically approve your monthly usage reports as long as they do not deviate from the high watermark value significantly. This helps to keep our report processing costs low, thus allowing us to maintain low rental prices for our solution. Veeam may also use collected data for any other internal business purposes it deems appropriate, including (but not limited to) evaluation, improvement and optimization of Veeam licensing models.
By enabling license auto update you agree with collection, transmission and use of the reporting data. You must not enable license auto update in case you do not agree with such collection, transmission and use.