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Backup Exec and Hyper V

Hi,

Good day

I have a scenario here.

2 physical Server

Both have hyperV host

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For the First Server it have 2 VMs (File Server ) and (Backup Exec Server)

For the Second Server it have 4 VMs (2 web) and (2 manage console)

My question is what whould be the license on this scenario?

A. 1 x Backup Exec Server , 1 x Backup Exec Agent for windows and 1 x Agent for hyper v

B. 1 x Backup Exec Server , 2 x Agent for windows

questions 2 : if we use agent for windows license on hyperv host it can backup the VMs?

Thank you in advance,

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Re: Backup Exec and Hyper V

Does the Licensing Guide with its example answer your question:
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/Backup_Exec_21u1_Licensing_Guide


Re: Backup Exec and Hyper V

@Hypeka 

Please read up in the Licensing Guide about Instance based licensing.

This is by far the most cost effective and you don't need to worry about individual licenses.

The Instance-based licenses come in packs of 10.
I count 6 instances. If you want to backup anything on the Hyper-V servers, then the instances are 8.

So, 1 x Instance Based license.

We also need to look at Features that you need. You do not seem to have any MS or Oracle DB's/applications.
You only need Hyper-V and File-level backups.
For this, you only need Bronze license.
In other words,
1 x BACKUP EXEC BRONZE WIN 10 INSTANCE ONPREMISE STANDARD xxxx xxxxxxxxx

For Agent-based licenses, option 1 seems to be best, but add another Agent for Windows.

You will use BE Server and 1 x Windows agent for BE and for the fileserver. No Hyper-V agent unless you want to deploy more VMs and need Hyper-V type backups.

You will need a Windows Agent for the 2nd Hyper-V server and Agent for VMware and Hyper-VM for the 4 VMs.

Looking at the Agent-based licenses, it is easy to get confused.
Even more reason to go for Instance-based licenses that gives you everything you need in a single license key.

Re: Backup Exec and Hyper V

There are couple of ways this can be licensed :

Option 1 - Bronze , Silver & Gold option which are based on FETB(Front End Tera Byte) to be backed up. If there is no APP/DB and all the instances are windows based then BRONZE will work , but if has APP/DB and linux based workoload then SILVER edition.

Option 2 - A la carte option - 

                  1 x BE Media Server License

                  2 x Agent for VMware/Hyper V

                 (if any APP/DB on the VM then will also need that many - Agents for APP/DB)

Option 3 - V Ray Edition which is based on the No of CPUs on the Hyper V host.

For example if 2 CPUs on Hyperv/VMware host   Then - 2 x BE V Ray Edition License

Hope it helps !!!