Veeam Agent Computers

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    Product Overview

    Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows, Linux, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris, and Mac offer backup and recovery for virtual and physical servers and workstations in the datacenter, at customer offices, or roaming laptops and ROBOs out of reach from traditional solutions.

    While Veeam Agents can be centrally managed using Veeam Backup & Replication, many service providers opt to manage them in Veeam Service Provider Console for broad coverage across customer sites. Veeam Service Provider Console can remotely discover and protect workloads including Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac.

    For more information about Veeam Agents, including how Veeam Service Provider Console can centrally deploy and manage agents, see the Veeam Help Center.  

    Licensing

    Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac are supported in all Veeam Backup & Replication editions. Veeam Agents for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris are only supported in Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus edition.

    Veeam Service Provider Console can manage Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac directly. For more information, see Managing Veeam Backup Agents usage scenario. In this case, Veeam Agents will utilize the license installed on the Veeam Service Provider Console server.

    You can create a single license to cover all types of workloads protected by a single Veeam Backup & Replication server. The license file can be generated and assigned to the backup server 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 Server (and/or Workstation) workload type in the Manage Licenses > Request New License > Veeam Backup & Replication > Server (and/or Workstation) section.

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

    Workload Type

    Workstation (PPU)

    Server (PPU)

    Microsoft Windows

    4 points

    11 points

    Linux

    4 points

    11 points

    Mac

    4 points

    11 points

    IBM AIX

    -

    11 points

    Oracle Solaris

    -

    11 points

     

    Note

    Workstation and Server editions offer different levels of supported capabilities, more details can be found in the feature comparison document here. For example, it is allowed to use a Server license on a laptop in case you need flexible job scheduling capabilities.

    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. Regardless of operating system, usage for these workloads will appear as one of two counters: Servers or Workstations.

    The primary and recommended usage reporting method is to use Veeam Service Provider Console, an automated and free tool for license management and reporting. If Veeam Agents are managed by Veeam Service Provider Console directly, they will be included into the monthly usage report automatically.

    If Veeam Agents are managed by the Veeam Backup & Replication server, connect Veeam Backup & Replication servers to enable license usage reporting. Once done, license usage from all workloads managed by that server will be included into 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.