Veeam Availability Orchestrator allows you to increase the number of managed VMs during a certain grace period. The grace period duration is equal to the duration of the license key. The allowed license increase limit is defined by the license type.
Allowed Increase Limit
20 licenses or 20% of the license count (whichever is greater)
10 licenses or 10% of the license count (whichever is greater)
When the number of VMs managed by VAO exceeds the license limit, VAO will treat them as follows:
- If the number of VMs is within the allowed increase limit or less, VAO will continue to manage all VMs until your license expires.
To detect what VMs must be managed, a FIFO (first-in first-out) queue is maintained: VMs that were added to VAO plans first will be included in the allowed exceed scope first. The license status of VMs within the increase limit will be set to Licensed by exceed.
You must update the existing license by the license expiration date. Otherwise, the license status of VMs within the increase limit will be set to Unlicensed, and these VMs will no longer be managed by VAO.
- If the number of VMs is above the allowed exceed limit, the VMs exceeding the licensed number plus the allowed increase limit will be excluded from management.
The license status of VMs above the increase limit will be set to Unlicensed.