When using Symantec Windows Agents to backup physical servers you typically need to purchase an agent for that windows server. Therefore there is a 1-to-1 ratio between the number of physical servers and the number of Symantec BE Windows Agents. Let's say my cost is $400 per windows Agent. If I had 10 physical servers them my cost would be $4000 to back them up via the windows agent.
In the XEN world I am running 10 virtual machines on a single physical server. Does the cost remain $4000 or is my cost $400 for a single agent for a single physical server?
Lets forget the likelyhood that there is no Symantec XenServer Agent available.
My question is how you XEN admins handle your Symantec Agent cost in the VM scenario described above?
My business problem is the $400 agent cost per VM.