Veeam® Backup & Replication™ is Veeam’s powerful backup and recovery engine that provides simple, reliable and flexible protection of all your cloud, virtual and physical workloads, plus so much more. With many advanced backup, restore and replication capabilities, Veeam Backup & Replication is your single solution for backing up your entire environment, on-premises, in the cloud or anywhere in between.
Veeam Availability Suite™ takes the proven powerful backup capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication and adds on the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity-planning functionality of Veeam ONE™ for added enterprise value. Additionally, for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Veeam Backup Essentials™ offers the same functionalities as Veeam Availability Suite, but with packages and price points that are more appropriate for smaller businesses.
Veeam Backup & Replication continues to expand its capabilities, and now features many capabilities that were previously only included with other products. Today, Veeam Backup & Replication protects the following workloads:
These above capabilities may have individual feature names or may have been licensed separately in the past. Now, all the following capabilities are included with Veeam Backup & Replication at no additional cost, with the Veeam Universal License (VUL).
Check out our feature comparison to learn more.
Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux, key components of the Veeam Cloud Data Management™ platform for the hybrid cloud, are small backup agents designed to provide comprehensive backup and recovery for physical and cloud-based workloads that run on servers, workstations, desktops, laptops and more. They are managed through a single console.
All versions of Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux are sold and licensed with VUL and can be accessed with any of the VUL license packages. Veeam Agents can be managed centrally with Veeam Backup & Replication, but can be deployed as standalone products as well.
Yes. With the free editions of Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux, you can back up to a Veeam repository that’s backed by a licensed Veeam Backup & Replication server. However, you can’t have both the free and paid editions of Veeam Agents backing up to a Veeam repository at the same time; you must choose to use either all free or all paid agents.
All versions of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can be deployed in server mode to enable server-specific features (e.g., application-aware processing, file indexing and searches, server-friendly scheduling and retention, etc.), making it the best choice for server backups of many enterprise applications.
Learn more about Veeam Agent deployment modes here:
Veeam Agent for IBM AIX is a backup agent designed to ensure the availability of your IBM AIX data by providing file system backup and recovery for IBM LPARs. Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris is a backup agent designed to ensure the availability of your Oracle Solaris data by providing file system backup and recovery for physical servers and servers that run as Oracle Solaris Zones.
Each is available only as a standalone download and deployment with the ability to connect to a Veeam Backup and Replication server for centralized license management, notifications, and restore operations. Veeam Agent for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris are licensed with the Veeam Universal License (VUL) and purchased with any VUL product SKU (i.e., Veeam Backup & Replication), or via the VCSP rental licensing program. There is no longer a separate license SKU for the Veeam Agent for IBM AIX or Oracle Solaris.
The AHV proxy is a centrally deployable, purpose-built proxy appliance that’s designed to achieve better Nutanix API integration. Take advantage of Acropolis Changed Block Tracking (CBT), which delivers agentless application-consistent backups with flexible granular recovery and native interaction with Nutanix guest tools.
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. Veeam Community Edition delivers the same functionalities as Veeam Backup & Replication Standard Edition at no cost for up to 10 licenses. Veeam ONE Community Edition delivers similar functionalities to Veeam ONE and is also available for free for up to 10 licenses.
Compare the features of Veeam Community Edition here.
Veeam Availability Suite and other related products can be used by cloud and managed service providers to deliver a wide variety of services, including data protection of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), remote managed services for on-premises customer deployments, off-site backup and DRaaS.
Yes! Depending on your use case, multi-tenancy is available. For example, when using Veeam Backup & Replication in an IaaS environment, a VMware vCloud Director integration is available. Additionally, when delivering off-site backup and DRaaS backups that are powered by your cloud environment, Veeam Cloud Connect is a product that natively integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication on-premises at a customer site and passes backups and replicas through a multi-tenant cloud gateway. Veeam Cloud Connect also offers VMware vCloud Director integration.
Yes! Veeam Service Provider Console, a purpose-built solution for cloud and managed service providers, snaps onto Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agents and Veeam Cloud Connect to offer remote monitoring and management capabilities.
Veeam Backup & Replication can be licensed in three ways:
Certain features may only be offered with VUL due to the nature of the environment or workload.
VUL is a portable license that’s sold in bundles and generally offered in a subscription OpEx transaction. This license can be used across many products or workloads interchangeably. There are one- to five-year licensing terms available and customers can choose to purchase license bundles upfront or to pay annually. Learn more about portable VUL licenses here.
You need a new license file for version 10 even if you do not plan to upgrade your edition. Visit the Veeam licensing portal to download an updated version 10 license file.
Note: This protocol is different for VCSP rental users. Check out the VCSP launch resource center on the ProPartner portal for instructions.
The gifted VUL license(s) that are provided to all socket license customers who have one VUL license per each CPU socket for up to a maximum of six instances, can be used to protect physical or cloud workloads with the following:
Note: All VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V VMs must be protected with socket licenses.
Customers can have a centrally managed environment with both VUL and socket licenses. Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Availability Suite sockets can be merged together with VUL licenses. Veeam Backup Essentials sockets can be merged with Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Availability Suite VUL licenses. If you protect VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V VMs with socket licenses, you must protect all vSphere/Hyper-V VMs with sockets in that environment. VUL licenses can be used for any other non-VM workload type.
Important note: When merging socket and VUL licenses, be aware that the socket license dictates the edition and capability of the merged environment. For example, if you merge Veeam Availability Suite ENT sockets with a Veeam Availability Suite VUL (ENT+) socket, the environment is still ENT feature-set. In order to get ENT+ capabilities, users need to either a) migrate socket licenses to VUL licenses or b) upgrade socket licenses to the preferred edition (likely ENT+).
If a customer wants to have a centrally managed environment, they may need to merge license files. To do this, it’s required that maintenance be current for both the per-socket and VUL components. Reference this Veeam Knowledge Base article for more details on how to merge licenses. Contact Veeam support for assistance with any issues.
Veeam offers two types of flexible license installation and merge options: In-product license installation and in-portal license merges. In-product license installation can be performed within Veeam Backup & Replication and allow users to install both socket licenses and instance licenses separately into the product. Previously merged Update 4 socket licenses and instance license keys can be downloaded as separate license files for in-product license installations in version 10.
In-portal license merges can be performed in the Veeam customer portal and allows users to merge multiple VUL licenses into one VUL license file. Users may also merge multiple socket licenses into one socket license file.
Refer to the Veeam licensing policy for full details on Veeam ONE monitoring capabilities based on the Veeam Backup & Replication license-merge combinations.
As a heavily discounted SMB offering, Veeam Backup Essentials is geared toward smaller businesses. If the environment limit is exceeded, you are encouraged to upgrade to Veeam Availability Suite or Veeam Backup & Replication. If the product installation manages an environment of more than 50 instances, at the renewal of your subscription term you can choose from the following options based on your business needs:
Please contact the Veeam renewals team if you want to discuss your options or existing promotions.
Yes. When you upgrade to version 10, you will be required to install a new VUL.
The new license style changes consumption units, aligning to your VCSP rental point per product. For example, if you would like to entitle 50 VMs of Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus Edition, you’ll need 650 licenses on your VUL.
Additionally, Veeam ONE entitlement has been enhanced. To better support the value-added services you deliver, Veeam ONE now has a dedicated license file and offers monitoring of any Veeam Backup & Replication workload regardless of the license type or edition that’s installed.
Instructions for obtaining your VUL implementing them in your environments are available on the VCSP Launch Resource Center on the ProPartner portal.
Reference technical documentation for more details here.