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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator?

Veeam® Disaster Recovery Orchestrator takes recovery to the next level by automating disaster recovery processes. From mission-critical workloads with near-zero RPOs to the applications that have been neglected due to a lack of DR planning resources, the same simple tool can be used.

In today’s age, it is not if customers suffer from a disaster, but when. This is especially true with the increase in cyberthreats, like ransomware. No matter what type of disaster there is, disaster recovery plans need to be thoroughly documented and tested, something Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator does automatically.

Orchestrator simplifies DR by:

  • Reducing risk with a tried, tested and true DR plan, proven to work and managed from the same simple, yet powerful, tool
  • Automating the most time-intensive aspects of DR planning, like creating and updating documentation and testing
  • Meeting RPO and RTO requirements with one-click failover, failback and restores — from single apps to entire sites
Which Veeam products does Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator support?

Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator is capable of orchestrating the native backup and replication functionality of VMware vSphere virtual machines (VMs) protected by Veeam Backup & Replication™ or Veeam Availability Suite™. It is also possible to provide direct orchestration of VMware vSphere virtual machines hosted on select storage systems.

For more information on storage system support, please see the System Requirements.

Which Veeam Backup & Replication solutions does Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator support?

Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator v5 requires Veeam Backup & Replication v11a or later.

For more information, please see the System Requirements.

Licensing

General Veeam licensing information, including licensing criteria and terminology, can be viewed here.
How is Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator purchased?

Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator is procured in two ways:

  • Via DR Pack, which is a packaging option where Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator can be added on top of a new or previous purchase of either Veeam Availability Suite or Veeam Backup & Replication to ensure business continuity for all your VMs (not just the most-critical ones)!

    Total number of purchased DR Pack licenses must match the total number of VMware vSphere VMs licensed in Veeam Availability Suite or Veeam Backup & Replication. For more information, please contact sales.
  • Standalone: you can also purchase Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator as a standalone offering for only your most-critical VMs. These licenses are available in one-to-five-year annual subscriptions.

All licenses are sold via subscription on a per-VM basis in bundles of 10. Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator licenses are non-transferable to other Veeam products, and generic Veeam Universal Licenses cannot be applied to Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator. All purchases include 24x7 Production Support.

Is Veeam Backup & Replication required?
If a customer is orchestrating recovery from Veeam replicas or backups, Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Availability Suite is required. If a customer is orchestrating recovery from supported storage arrays, additional Veeam Backup & Replication licenses are not required, although they do provide functionality, such as application awareness.
How many orchestrated instances are required if I want to orchestrate both a backup and a replica of a VM?
One. Orchestrated instances are assigned to VMs, where one orchestrated instance is equivalent to one VM, regardless of how many orchestration plans have that VM included.
Can I remove a VM from Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator if it’s no longer needed and apply its license counter to another VM for orchestration?
Yes, Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator includes dynamic licensing, and licenses can be applied to VMs as they are added or removed from a failover plan.

Do you have more questions?

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

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