Virtual Machines

Product Overview

Veeam Backup & Replication is a 4-in-1 backup and recovery solution for storage snapshots, backups, replicas and continuous data protection in one product. The solution provides backup, recovery and replication for all critical workloads including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Red Hat Virtualization, Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager, and more.

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


In VCSP Rental licensing, each VM that Veeam Backup & Replication server protects gets licensed. 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 Virtual Machine workload type in the Manage Licenses > Request New License > Veeam Backup & Replication > Virtual Machine section.


There are three paid editions available to VCSP – Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus. Each edition provides a different set of capabilities. For more details, see Feature Comparison for Rental Licensing.

Each VM under protection consumes the license at a rate in alignment with the VCSP Rental Point Per Unit (PPU) which tiers PPU consumption for VMs based on the edition of Veeam Backup & Replication.

Workload Type

Standard (PPU)

Enterprise (PPU)

Enterprise Plus (PPU)

Virtual Machine

5 points

9 points

11 points

Usage Reporting

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

The primary and recommended method to collect usage reporting data is Veeam Service Provider Console, an automated and free tool for license management and reporting. To enable license usage reporting, connect Veeam Backup & Replication servers. 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.