Agent for VMWare Virtual Infrastructure (AVVI) Licensing

Article:TECH130945  |  Created: 2010-01-07  |  Updated: 2011-04-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH130945
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Agent for VMWare Virtual Infrastructure (AVVI) Licensing


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The following is from the FAQ on AVVI. -   Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure (AVVI) FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 
 
AVVI Licensing:

 


    1. How is Backup Exec 12.5 AVVI licensed?
      Backup Exec 12.5 AVVI is licensed simply on a per ESX server basis. There is no per CPU or per Guest virtual machine licenses required. Simply count the number of ESX servers in the environment hosting Guest virtual machines that need to be protected.
      For example, three (3) ESX servers hosting ten (10) Guest virtual machines each to be protected would require:
      One (1) Backup Exec 12.5 Media Server license
      Three (3) Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for VMWare Virtual Infrastructure licenses

    2. How Are Backup Exec Remote Agents for Windows Systems and Linux/Unix Systems licensed with AVVI If Used?
      Each Backup Exec 12.5 AVVI license includes the licensed right to deploy an unlimited number of Backup Exec Agent for Windows Systems (AWS) and Backup Exec Agent for Linux/Unix Servers (RALUS) to Guest virtual machines on a protected and licensed ESX host with AVVI.

    3. How are Backup Exec 12.5 Database and Application Agents licensed in Guest virtual machines?
      Existing Backup Exec Database and Application Agent licensing for physical systems also applies to virtual environments.
      For example, three (3) Guest virtual machines each running Windows 2003 and Microsoft SQL 2005 to be protected would require:
      One (1) Backup Exec 12.5 Media Server license
      Three (3) Backup Exec 12.5 Agent for Microsoft SQL Server licenses





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