Veeam Backup & Replication for Virtual Machines

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    Product Overview

    Veeam Backup & Replication is a data protection solution with 4-in-1 backup, replication, Storage Snapshots and Continuous Data Protection at its core with data portability capabilities to achieve fast, flexible and reliable data management for all applications and data.

    For more information about Veeam Backup & Replication, including installation and operating instructions, see User and Quick Start Guides on the Veeam Helpcenter.  

    Usage Reporting

    Regardless of hypervisor (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Nutanix AHV), every virtual machine (VM) under protection will appear in usage reports as a VM counter.

    To collect usage reports across customer installations and datacenters, the primary and recommended method is to use Veeam Service Provider Console, an automated and free tool for license management and reporting.

    Alternatively, follow the steps below to view all licenses consumed per-workload for a given installation in the License Information window:

    1. In the main menu, select License.
    2. For your monthly usage report, note the Edition for which you are reporting usage on the License tab.
    3. Click the Instances tab and report the Count of VMs and any other workload under management within the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

    Other usage reporting methods that span across Veeam installations are available, including product-driven and API-driven methods. See the Centralized Monthly Usage Reporting section for more information.


    Veeam Backup & Replication is entitled using a Veeam Universal License. Each VM under protection consumes the license at a rate in alignment with the Veeam Cloud Service Provider Rental Price Per Point (PPU), which tiers PPU consumption for VMs based on the edition of Veeam Backup & Replication. To find the most up-to-date PPU, log in to the ProPartner Portal and access the PPU Information Sheet.