Veeam Instance Licensing. What’s that about then?

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Background

When Veeam Backup and Replication 9.4 U4 was released in January 2019, it brought with it a new licensing model called Instance licensing. The marketing machine at Veeam would have you believe this is a great thing and possibly a money saver as well as getting better value from your existing Veeam investment, which to a degree is true. There is more too it than that though, and the reason I am writing this blog post is that I get asked about what on earth an instance license is on an almost daily basis, and I only work for a reseller, not Veeam!

What’s the crack then?

Disclaimer, the information below is my own opinion and what I believe to be correct at time of publishing. Please check for yourself with a Veeam representative if further clarification is required.

Veeam Backup and replication, prior to 9.5 U4, was in one way or another, licensed per CPU socket, be that VMware or Hyper-V. Typically bought as a perpetual license, with annual support and subscription attached to it. Other products like Veeam agent for Windows or Veeam agent for Linux had their own license type associated with them and were classed

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