To provide more flexibility and introduce a trial period for VM management, Veeam Availability Orchestrator offers the concept of New VMs. New VMs are VMs that were added to VAO failover plans within the current calendar month. This mechanism is provided for Rental licenses (service providers) only.
New VMs are managed by Veeam Availability Orchestrator as regular VMs, but do not consume licenses until the beginning of the new month. In license terms, New VMs are counted separately from regular managed VMs. However, such VMs do participate in all VAO activities and are fully-functional.
On the first day of the new month, the number of New VMs introduced in the previous month is added to the number of regular managed VMs. VMs that were treated as New will be managed by VAO in the following cases:
- If there are enough VAO licenses to allocate to these VMs.
- If there are no VAO licenses, but the grace period for the allowed increase is not over yet. In this case, VMs will obtain the Licensed by exceed status.
If the allowed increase limit was already surpassed, these VMs will obtain the Unlicensed by Exceed status.