Licensed Objects

To work with Orchestrator, you will require licenses for objects managed by the solution — VMs, Orchestrator agents, Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE. This section describes how these managed objects are licensed, and what types of licenses you will need to obtain.

Licensing for Managed Virtual Machines

Each VM used in an orchestration plan requires a license. A license here is a unit (or token) that is assigned to a VM to make it manageable in Orchestrator. In version 5.0, each VM consumes one license instance regardless of the number of plans and DataLabs that include the VM.


All VMs added to the plan consume license instances, even if they have no replica or backup. All VMs used in DataLab groups to support plan testing environments also consume license instances.

Licenses for VMs are included in the Orchestrator license file. A license file may include an arbitrary number of licenses that form a license pool for VMs. Each VM managed by Orchestrator consumes required licenses from this pool.


Orchestrator requires its own specific license file. It does not obtain or consume the ‘portable’ license instances from connected Veeam Backup & Replication servers.

Licensing for Standalone Veeam Backup & Replication Servers with Orchestrator Agents

Each standalone Veeam Backup & Replication server connected to Orchestrator must have the Enterprise or Enterprise PLUS edition installed. Otherwise, Orchestrator will not be able to deploy its agent on the server.


  • Connections to Veeam Backup & Replication servers with the Essentials pack license are not supported.
  • Connections to Veeam Backup & Replication servers with the NFR license are supported only if the Orchestrator server has the NFR license installed.

Edition check is the only check made by Orchestrator to verify licensing of standalone Veeam Backup & Replication servers. All operations with licenses on standalone Veeam Backup & Replication servers are accomplished according to the Veeam Backup & Replication guidelines. For more information on Veeam Backup & Replication licensing, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Licensing.

Licensing for Embedded Veeam Backup & Replication Server

The Orchestrator license file includes a section to license the embedded Veeam Backup & Replication server installation.

If you plan to use the embedded Veeam Backup & Replication server for production backup and replication activities, you can install an additional paid license to the server using the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To learn how to install Veeam Backup & Replication licenses, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Installing License.

Licensing for Embedded Veeam ONE Server

By default, Orchestrator will use the Orchestrator Edition of Veeam ONE that supplies all functionality required to support Orchestrator activities. No additional license is required.