Veeam Management Pack for System Center FAQs
What is Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) for System Center?
The Veeam Management Pack provides app-to-metal management of Hyper-V and vSphere infrastructures and includes monitoring and reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication™—all from the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager console.
What’s new in Veeam Management Pack v8?
In v8, Veeam Management Pack supports the new VMware vSphere 6 hypervisor and adds new features to help you make better IT business decisions. Capabilities include new reports and dashboards, updated hybrid-cloud capacity planning, and more detailed reporting of VM snapshots and checkpoints.
For more details, feature-specific videos, blogs and press releases, see the Veeam Management Pack product pages.
What does the 30-day trial include?
The 30-day trial gives you the full functionality of Veeam Management Pack Enterprise Plus edition. After 30 days, some monitoring functionality will remain active for managing Veeam Backup & Replication. See the licensing FAQ below.
Download the Veeam Management Pack 30-Day Trial.
General Veeam licensing information can be viewed here.
How is Veeam Management Pack licensed?
Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) is available in two editions: Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. Each is licensed per-CPU socket on hosts with virtual machines (VMs). You must purchase either a Hyper-V or vSphere socket license. A license is required for each occupied motherboard socket as reported by the hypervisor API. The price is per-CPU socket and includes the first year of maintenance and support.
Are the vSphere and Hyper-V licenses interchangeable?
Yes. You may swap your licensed sockets from one hypervisor to another on a case-by-case basis. Contact your Veeam sales representative for details or assistance. NOTE: Does not apply to Hyper-V Enterprise licenses obtained during promotional offer.
Can I run both the Enterprise and the Enterprise Plus editions?
No. Licensing requirements only allow you to deploy either the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus edition on one network. No mixing of editions is allowed within the same System Center management environment.
What are the differences between the Veeam Management Pack v8 for System Center editions?
You have a choice of purchasing either the Enterprise edition or the Enterprise Plus edition. The Enterprise edition provides general, real-time monitoring and reporting. The full-featured Enterprise Plus adds advanced features for decision-making, including advanced reporting, past and real-time data and analysis, capacity-planning and more. See the Full Editions Comparison.
Veeam MP Enterprise Plus may also be purchased with Veeam Backup & Replication™. See more information here.
What is the free Veeam Management Pack for Veeam Backup?
After the standard Veeam MP 30-day-trial license expires, basic monitoring for only Veeam Backup & Replication will remain active. This free version is known as the Veeam Management Pack for Veeam Backup. It is available at no charge and may be deployed in a production environment. Learn more here.
Can I upgrade an Enterprise license to an Enterprise Plus license?
Yes, there is an upgrade SKU from Enterprise to Enterprise Plus.
Which version of Veeam Management Pack should I be currently using in order to upgrade to version 8?
An in-place upgrade is supported from v6.x or higher. For upgrades from prior versions, refer to the Install Guide.
When I upgrade from version 6.5 or 7, which edition of version 8 will I receive?
You will receive Veeam Management Pack Enterprise Plus edition. Speak to your sales representative if you wish to upgrade from a previous-version vSphere license to an MP v8 Hyper-V license.
How do I obtain a new Veeam MP license key for my upgrade?
Go to the Veeam Licensing Portal to generate your new license key, which is required when you install version 8. Speak with your sales representative for assistance, if you wish to upgrade from a previous-version vSphere license to a version 8 Hyper-V license.
I received Hyper-V Enterprise licenses at no cost as part of a promotion. Can I exchange these Hyper-V licenses for vSphere licenses?
No. The Hyper-V licenses you received were part of a limited-time promotion and cannot be exchanged for vSphere licenses. New vSphere licenses must be purchased.
Can I upgrade my promotional, no-cost Hyper-V Enterprise licenses to Enterprise Plus?
Yes. You can upgrade the number of licenses in your environment you obtained during the promotion using the standard Hyper-V Enterprise Plus upgrade SKU. These licenses may still be upgraded at any time during or after the promotion ends.
Can I downgrade from Veeam MP Enterprise Plus to Enterprise?
Yes. However, it is a one-time change and any upgrades back to Enterprise Plus must be purchased.
Which System Center version is required?
- Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager and later (including Operations Manager 2016)
- Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager and later (including Virtual Machine Manager 2016)
Which hypervisors does Veeam Management Pack v8 support?
Supported hypervisors in v8 update 3 include:
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2012, and later (including Hyper-V 2016)
- vSphere 4.1 and later (including vSphere 6 and preview support for vSphere 6.5)
Which cloud platforms are supported by Veeam Management Pack capacity planning for hybrid cloud?
Veeam Management Pack capacity planning for hybrid cloud support includes:
- Microsoft Azure
- VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
Which Veeam Backup & Replication Platforms are support by Veeam Management Pack?
- Veeam Backup & Replication v7 patch 2 and later (including v9.5)