Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

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    Product Overview

    Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 enables VCSP to offer a data protection service for Microsoft 365 tenant organizations, including protection of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams. In addition, the product offers a web-based self-service restore portal for Microsoft 365 Users and Restore Operators.

    For more information, see the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 product page.

    Licensing

    Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is licensed per User. The license file can be generated and assigned to the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 installation using VCSP Pulse plug-in for Veeam Service Provider Console. Alternatively, a new license file can be generated on the VCSP Pulse Portal by adding the User workload type in the Manage Licenses > Request New License > Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 > User section.

    Each workload under protection consumes the license at a rate in alignment with the VCSP Rental Point Per Unit (PPU).

    Workload Type

    Point Per Unit (PPU)

    User

    1.5 points

    A license for a user is consumed when backing up the following item types:

    • Microsoft Exchange Online or on-premises mailbox
    • Microsoft OneDrive for Business account
    • Microsoft SharePoint Online
    • Microsoft Teams

    Licenses are not required for shared, resource and group mailboxes or external SharePoint users.

    Usage Reporting

    A new license usage report is generated on the first day of each month. It includes the number of monitored workloads for the past month. Usage for these workloads can be tracked using the User counter.

    The primary and recommended usage reporting method is Veeam Service Provider Console, an automated and free tool for license management and reporting. For integration with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, use a dedicated plug-in for Veeam Service Provider Console. License usage will appear in the monthly License Usage Report.

    Alternatively, license usage can be obtained by one of the following ways:

    Then, the overall usage must be submitted through VCSP Pulse Portal.