Initial Contract Terms and Grace Periods

If you have signed a VCSP Rental agreement for the first time (not a contract extension), you are granted a limited period of grace in usage and (where applicable) license start date/end date.

  • Usage grace period. Regardless of your agreement terms, usage is not charged for the balance of the first month after you sign up for your first rental agreement. For example, if you sign an agreement on April 5, 2022, you will not be charged for April usage. Your first bill will be June 1 (for May usage). Usage grace period does not apply after the initial program entry.


Within Veeam products, each time when new workloads are being backed up, they are not included in the next monthly usage report regardless of where you are in your rental agreement. For more information, see Reducing License Usage.

  • License end date for No Commit Rental Agreements. Regardless of your agreement terms, your license start date corresponds to the start of your contract, not to the start of your billing terms. For No Commit Rental Agreements, your initial license end date is 2.5 months after your contract start date, offering more time to install your new licenses and start building your Veeam-powered services. Then, your license expiration will extend by 30 days every time your monthly usage report is processed by your Aggregator and Veeam.