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NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE

FAQ on Veeam Availability Suite

What is Veeam Availability Suite 9.5?
Veeam® Availability Suite™ 9.5 brings new powerful capabilities, delivering Availability for ALL workloads — virtual, physical, cloud — from a single management console. It delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by combining the backup, restore and replication capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication™ with the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning-functionality functionality of Veeam ONE
What’s new in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5?

This latest release of Veeam Availability Suite offers customers the ability to manage and protect ALL workloads — virtual, physical, cloud — from a single Veeam pane of glass. It also features new strategic partnerships and storage integrations with IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Lenovo Storage V Series to lower RTOs and RPOs, plus new data management, analytics and compliance reporting for physical and cloud-based workloads.


Can I get advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for backup without purchasing Veeam Availability Suite?
These features are available only in environments where version 6.5 or higher of both Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE are deployed. To take advantage of all the integrated features in 9.5, you must be running 9.5 of both products.
Is there a difference in price for using Veeam Availability Suite for VMware vSphere environments in comparison to Microsoft Hyper-V environments?
No. Veeam maintains price parity across hypervisors.
What if my virtual environment includes both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V?
Veeam licenses are not hypervisor-specific. To get started, simply purchase the correct number of perpetual sockets or subscription VMs needed for your virtual environment. Any number or combination of your purchased licenses can be used for VMware vSphere and/or Microsoft Hyper-V environments. 
What licensing and installation details are required to manage Linux-based and Windows-based Agents from Veeam Availability Suite?
Utilization of agent management functionality requires the additional installation of the redistributable package of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.1 or later, and/or Veeam Agent for Linux v2 or later, with Veeam Backup & Replication. Agent licenses are available on a subscription basis and can be utilized for either Linux- or Microsoft Windows-based workloads. 


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

Licenses for Veeam Availability Suite are purchased on a perpetual basis with basic or production maintenance, or a subscription license which includes 24x7 Production Support.

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.

Subscription licenses of Veeam Availability Suite are licensed per VM. There are one- to five-year subscription licenses available, and customers can choose to purchase the entire subscription up front, or pay annually.

Note: Target hosts (for replication and migration jobs) do not need to be licensed.

Is there a single license file for Veeam Availability Suite?
Yes. You get a single license file that you install and that contains two components: Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE. Each component must be licensed on the same basis such as perpetual or subscription.
Are any product components such as backup servers, backup proxies or backup repositories licensed separately?
No. Product components are not licensed separately. You can deploy as many of these components as you like while licensed to the correct number of sockets or VMs.
Can a customer have more than one edition in an environment?

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 Enterprise Manager.

This requirement applies to all Veeam Backup & Replication deployments, including multi-hypervisor environments. For example, if you have five licenses for vSphere and five licenses for Hyper-V in a location, all 10 licenses must be either Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus.

Current customers who wish to upgrade to Enterprise or Enterprise Plus must upgrade all current licenses to receive a merged license file.


I use Veeam Backup & Replication and would like to upgrade to Veeam Availability Suite. How can I do this?

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 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.

How do I upgrade my license to another edition?
To upgrade to another edition, visit the Veeam Licensing Portal.
How do I upgrade my license to 9.5?
You will need a new license file to install 9.5, even if you do not plan to upgrade your edition. Visit the Veeam Licensing Portal to download a 9.5 license file.
How do I renew support for my perpetual licenses?
To renew your support, please complete a request for a renewal quote.
What is an Automatic License Update?
Starting with v7 patch 4, Veeam Backup & Replication supports automatic license updates. With this feature enabled, Veeam backup server (or Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server, if deployed) proactively communicates with the Veeam licensing portal to receive a new license before the current license expires. For more information about enabling this feature, review the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for vSphere and User Guide for Hyper-V.

Do you have more questions?

Attend one of our live product demos, or contact your Veeam sales representative.