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Backup exec licensing questions

I have some backup exec licensing questions I'm trying to figure out.

Background:  I have a VMWARE farm of 3 bare metal servers and a SAN.  The VCENTER5 windows server manages those 3 bare metal servers.  I have 14 VMs on the SAN spread across those 3 bare metal servers including the VCENTER5 server.  3 of the VMs have SQL installed on them.  2 Microsoft SQL and 1 Sybase SQL.  

I also have a Windows server that is planned to be used for the Backup Exec server.  That server is bare metal.  

Question:  I assume I'd need a Backup Exec license and the Agent for VMware and Hyper-V license.  Some of the servers I'd only need to backup the entire server at the VM level and some I'd need the possiblity to restore an individual file.  

What would I need in licenses to accomplish this?

Thanks for any information you can provide in advance!

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In addtion to the Backup Exec

In addtion to the Backup Exec license, you would need one (1) Agent for VMware and Hyper-V license per VM host and one Agent for Windows Server for the vCenter server.

The Agent for VMware and Hyper-V license allows you to load the remote agent on any number of VM's hosted on the licenced host and this will allow you to restore individual files/folders from your VM backups.  However, to restore individual items from applications like Exchange, SQL Server databases, you would need to have one (1) Agent for Applications and Databases licence per application/database per server.  So you would need 2 Agent for Applications and Databases for your SQL Server machines.  BE does not support Sybase SQL.

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In addtion to the Backup Exec

In addtion to the Backup Exec license, you would need one (1) Agent for VMware and Hyper-V license per VM host and one Agent for Windows Server for the vCenter server.

The Agent for VMware and Hyper-V license allows you to load the remote agent on any number of VM's hosted on the licenced host and this will allow you to restore individual files/folders from your VM backups.  However, to restore individual items from applications like Exchange, SQL Server databases, you would need to have one (1) Agent for Applications and Databases licence per application/database per server.  So you would need 2 Agent for Applications and Databases for your SQL Server machines.  BE does not support Sybase SQL.

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You are referring to a VM

You are referring to a VM host as the bare metal hypervisor server correct?

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That is correct. In your case

That is correct. In your case you will need 3 Agents for Vmware and Hyper-V

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Yes. That is correct

Yes. That is correct