Managing Licensed Workloads
After you add a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, you can monitor the number of protected workloads in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. You can also revoke licenses from protected workloads if you do not want to protect these workloads.
Monitoring Licensed Workloads
To monitor protected workloads, do the following:
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, expand the main menu and select License.
- In the License Information window, switch to the Instances tab.
You will see the following details:
- Type — type of protected workloads.
- Cloud VMs — protected VMs.
- Cloud File Shares — protect Azure files shares.
- Cloud Databases — protected SQL servers.
If you integrate with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure 3.0, Veeam Backup & Replication licenses SQL databases, not SQL servers. After you upgrade Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to version 3a or later, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically recalculates the consumed license instances.
- Count — number of workloads.
- Multiplier — number of license instances one workload consumes.
- Instances — total number of the consumed license instances.
Revoking License Instances
You can revoke licenses from protected workloads and reapply them to other objects that you plan to protect. License revoking can be helpful, for example, if a licensed workload goes out of service or you do not want to protect it anymore.
To revoke a license, do the following:
- From the main menu, select License.
- In the License Information window, open the Instances tab and click Manage.
- In the displayed window, select a protected workload and click Revoke. Veeam Backup & Replication will revoke the license from the selected object, and the license will be freed for other worloads that you want to protect.
For details on viewing licensing information and exceeding a license limit, see the Licensing section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.