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NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Disaster recovery orchestration and compliance

FAQ on Veeam Availability Orchestrator

What is Veeam Availability Orchestrator?
Veeam® Availability Orchestrator enables you to reduce the time, cost and effort associated with planning for and recovering from a disaster by providing organizations with a DR orchestration engine for Veeam Backup & Replication™. Automatically create, document and test DR plans fully prepared for C-level executive and stakeholder signoff, proving compliance with industry regulations and audits.
What’s included in Veeam Availability Orchestrator?
  • Veeam Availability Orchestrator
  • Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus edition (embedded1)
  • Veeam ONE™ (embedded1)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express

1 Embedded Orchestrator Edition products are licensed only to provide supporting functionality for Veeam Availability Orchestrator and not for full production use.

Which Veeam products does Veeam Availability Orchestrator support?
Veeam Availability Orchestrator is capable of orchestrating Veeam Backup & Replication replicas of VMware vSphere virtual machines (VMs).
Which Veeam Backup & Replication platforms are supported by Veeam Availability Orchestrator?
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 U3 and later.
Are there any requirements?
Either Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Availability Suite Enterprise Plus edition is required, as Veeam Availability Orchestrator requires the necessary APIs present in this edition for integration. Compare the features of each edition here.


General Veeam licensing information, including licensing criteria and terminology, can be viewed here.
How is Veeam Availability Orchestrator licensed?

Veeam Availability Orchestrator is licensed on a subscription basis as a one-year annual subscription or discounted two to five-year annual subscriptions.

All subscription licenses are sold per-VM (10 VM minimum purchase) and include Production 24x7 Support.

Does a customer have to purchase a license for every VM in their environment?
No. Veeam Availability Orchestrator includes flexible per-VM licensing. You only need to purchase licenses based on the number of VM replicas that you want to orchestrate (10 VM minimum purchase).
Can I remove a VM from Veeam Availability Orchestrator if no longer needed and apply its license counter to another VM?
Yes. Veeam Availability Orchestrator includes dynamic VM licensing, and licenses can be applied to VMs as they are added or removed from a failover plan.
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