Automated License Key Update

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    Automated License Key Update (ALK Update) is a function of several Veeam products. With this feature enabled, any updates made to licenses in VCSP Pulse or VCSP Pulse plug-in for Veeam Service Provider Console (expiration date, license counter) will automatically be reflected in the Veeam installation. More information on how to enable this functionality for each product as well as the license update server name can be found in the following table:

    Product

    License Update Server

    Used Port

    Veeam Service Provider Console

    vac.butler.veeam.com
    autolk.veeam.com

    443

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    vbr.butler.veeam.com
    autolk.veeam.com

    443

    Veeam ONE

    one.butler.veeam.com

    443

    Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

    vbo.butler.veeam.com

    443

    Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator

    vao.butler.veeam.com

    443

     

    Note

    If you use Veeam Service Provider Console to manage licenses of your Veeam products, during the license update the underlying server connects directly to *.butler.veeam.com servers. For example, if Veeam Service Provider Console manages license for Veeam Backup & Replication server, this backup server will directly communicate with vbr.butler.veeam.com.

    If you do not have ALK Update enabled or you are near the expiration date of your rental agreement, a warning message will appear in your environment.

    Automated License Key Update 

    Important

    It is critical to enable ALK Update on all servers to avoid service outages in the event of a license that is at capacity or has expired. It is also required to be enabled for the upcoming auto reporting functionality.