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BE 2012 V-Ray Edition

Created: 13 Mar 2012 | 5 comments


Is BE 2012 V-Ray Edition a separate product to BE2012 or just another way of licensing BE?

Assuming it is just another way to license BE, if I purchase V-Ray Edition for my ESXi5 Servers can I still do Windows Agent and Application/Database Agent backups or do I have to use Host based solution?

If I license 8 ESXI Servers with V-Ray Edition what options/agents do I get? I understand i get AVVI, Dedupe, Ex, SP, SQL and AD. Do I get Enterprise Server (specifically CASO)?



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scott.tkit's picture

Thanks but I have read the Licensing Guide many times before posting and I know it now uses ELS. 

It doesnt answer my first two questions and while it lists the Options/Agents with the V-Ray Edition I was just after conformation I would need to also purchase the Enterprise Option to allow me to use CASO.

No documentation I have read says you can still do guest based backups with V-Ray Edition. It only mentions Host based.



teiva-boy's picture

Here is the BE2012 licensing guide in PDF format.

Information overload, but also details exactly how you license vray and whats included with it.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

pkh's picture

I have provided this document earlier.

Petr David's picture

Yes, you still can do the in-guest backups using an agent. The V-Ray license allows you to install and use agents in VM's you have license for. The license covers both file system and app/db backups.

The ESO is not included in the V-Ray Edition, but you can purchase ESO as an option to V-Ray.