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    To use Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV, you must have a valid Veeam Backup & Replication license. The licenses are installed and managed on the Veeam Backup & Replication instance connected to the AHV Backup Proxy server. If the license is not valid or out of resources, Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV backup jobs fail. Without a valid license, you can only create snapshots and restore VMs from snapshots.

    This guide provides information only on peculiarities of Veeam licenses for Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV. For terminology and general information about Veeam licenses, see the Veeam Licensing Policy.

    Licensed Objects

    VMs protected by Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV are licensed per protected instance. An AHV VM is considered protected if it has a restore point created in the last 31 days.

    If you are using any instance-based (Veeam Universal Licensing) license on your Veeam Backup & Replication, you don't need to install any additional licenses.

    When you back up one AHV VM, Veeam Backup & Replication consumes one instance unit from the license. AHV VMs processed by backup copy and tape jobs are not regarded as protected VMs, these types of jobs provide an additional protection level for VMs that are already protected with backup jobs. VM templates are licensed as regular VMs.


    [For Perpetual per-socket licenses] If you are using a legacy perpetual per-socket license and you want to deploy AHV Backup Proxy, you must install an additional instance-based (Veeam Universal Licensing) license. The new license will be merged with the existing perpetual socket license. To obtain the additional instance-based license, contact your Veeam sales representative.

    Obtaining and Managing Licenses

    To see the full list of license packages and obtain a paid license, see the Pricing and Packaging page and click Contact Sales.

    To get a free 30-day trial license, click Request Trial Key on: Note that you if you don't have a Veeam account, you can create it at the same page.

    To renew your maintenance plan, contact Veeam Renewals Team at

    To learn how to install licenses and how to monitor licensed objects, see the Licensing section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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