Veeam Management Pack for Microsoft System Center

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    Product Overview

    Veeam Management Pack for Microsoft System Center is the most comprehensive System Center extension for managing and monitoring VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication. Key features include:

    • See health statuses of specific areas of your virtual data centers, including real-time monitoring for all your Veeam Backup & Replication environments in the Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard.  
    • Maintain complete control and visibility for all your Windows-based (physical) and virtual-based (VMware and Hyper-V) Veeam-powered backup jobs.  
    • Manage and plan for growth with capacity-planning reports.  
    • Predict resources needed to run your workloads in Microsoft Azure or VMware Cloud on AWS

    For more information about configuration process and available reports, see the Veeam Help Center.  

    Licensing

    Veeam Management Pack is licensed per-CPU socket on hosts with VMs. A license is required for each occupied motherboard CPU socket as reported by the hypervisor API.

    The license file can be generated on the VCSP Pulse Portal by adding the Socket workload type in the Manage Licenses > Request New License > Veeam Management Pack for Microsoft System Center > Socket section. Then download and install it during the Veeam Management Pack installation process. If the license needs to be updated on the existing installation, follow the steps described in this article.

    Each hypervisor socket under monitoring consumes the license at a rate in alignment with the VCSP Rental Point Per Unit (PPU):

    Workload Type

    Point Per Unit (PPU)

    Socket

    45 points

    Usage Reporting

    At the beginning of the month, obtain license usage numbers from the Dashboard tab. Then, the overall usage must be submitted through VCSP Pulse Portal.