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Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition offers an excellent introduction to the features and functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication. There is also a Veeam ONE Community Edition. Community Edition delivers the same functionality as Veeam Backup & Replication Standard Edition at no cost for up to 10 instances. Veeam ONE Community Edition delivers similar functionality as Veeam ONE and is available for free for up to 10 instances.
Compare the features of Community Edition.
Is Community Edition for Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE replacing the respective Free Edition offerings?
Yes, starting with Update 4, customers using Veeam Backup Free Edition and Veeam ONE Free Edition will be converted to Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition or Veeam ONE Community Edition at no cost.
Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE and Veeam Backup Essentials can each be licensed in two ways:
Certain features may be offered only with Subscription licensing due to the nature of the environment or workload.
Perpetual licenses of Veeam Availability Suite are licensed per CPU socket on hosts with virtual machines (VMs) to be backed up, replicated, monitored or reported on. A license is required for each occupied motherboard socket as reported by the hypervisor API.
Instance licenses are portable Subscription licenses sold in bundles, and these instances can be used across many products or workloads interchangeably. There are one- to five-year Instance licensing terms available, and customers can choose to purchase Instance license bundles upfront or pay annually. Learn more about portable Instance licensing.
General Veeam licensing information, including licensing criteria and terminology.
This process will be handled in the user portal under My Account. Customers will be notified in My Account that they have 90 days to update. This includes customers who have some Perpetual licenses and some Agent Server / Workstation licenses.
Click on the Get New Licenses button in My Account. Select the products you want to upgrade, click download and you’re done.
Your legacy license file will be working as-is for your current support term. However, this licensing option is no longer available, and you need to consider the following renewal options:
No, only one edition, Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus, can be used in the same physical location. Furthermore, all licensed editions must be the same across multiple locations to manage them through one Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.
This requirement applies to all Veeam Backup & Replication deployments, including multi-hypervisor environments and environments that include some Perpetual and some Instance licenses.
Current customers who wish to upgrade to Enterprise or Enterprise Plus must upgrade all current licenses to receive a merged license file.
Customers with Perpetual licenses of Veeam Backup & Replication who are current on maintenance and customers with Subscription licenses can upgrade to Veeam Availability Suite at a price that takes their original investment in Veeam Backup & Replication into consideration. Contact your Veeam sales representative to request the upgrade.
For Perpetual license holders, as part of the upgrade, you will receive one year of Basic support for Veeam ONE. Maintenance for your Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE licenses should be co-termed to facilitate a single-support expiration date for all components of your Veeam Availability Suite. For those interested in upgrading a Subscription / Instance license, support is already included.
To take advantage of all the integrated features in 9.5, you must be running 9.5 for both products.