VEEAM Solution and Recommendation

Hi Experts,

in my network I have two different domains.
Since now we use two separte versions of Symatec Backup Exec to backup all data, one in each domain.

But now we renew the whole network and we have now some VM´s.
And the amount of VM´s is increasing.

In Domain 1 I have 3 bigger sites of VMWARE Essentials Plus.
In Domain 2 I have 1 big site of VMWARE Essentials Plus.

When the VM´s are increase in the future what is your recommendation for a backup software like VEEAM ?
Can I use VEEAM also for 2 or more domains ?
What kind of license model they use , via hosts ?

I hope you can help me with my questions !
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Veeam can backup unlimited VM.
Yes you can but because you are using two instances of VMware you would need two licensed instances of Veeam.
Veeam is CPU socket based and you need to have a valid VMware license for Veeam to work correctly.

I suggest get in contact with Veeam download and use the trail version get everything working and from that info you would be able to get the correct licencing.

If you were using 1x VMware license for ALL the ESX host and domains only ONE Veaam license would have worked.

Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
this means,

for each VMWARE license I need one VEEAM license, right ?
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
That is correct.

But please download the trail version of Veeam, also it will be cheaper to get two instances of Veeam than upgrading VMware (we are using it like this) yes it is more to administer but it works and we saved a small truck full of money not upgrading VMware.

2x VMware Essentials Licenses
2x Veeam Licenses

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would certainly re-think, and discuss with VMware Account Manager a route to manage all your VMware vSphere from a single pane, e.g. merge all the licenses, and sites into a single vCenter Server for management, and also Veeam Backup.

They do have the power to offer an upgrade path.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok let me ask them.

To change all into one big vmware licence is very expensive.
Can  I also use one vcenter for more domains ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you can use for multiple domains, if trusts exist.

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