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Free fully licensed copy of Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition for vExperts!

Created: 05 Sep 2012 • Updated: 13 Sep 2012 | 8 comments
Turls's picture

Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is now available FREE to all VMware vExperts. This free copy of Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is a fully licensed copy that can be used in production! We’ve also included 12 months of Symantec Technical Support at no charge. Visit the Backup ExecVray Edition web page for more details.

To register for your FREE copy and to see why Backup Exec 2012 is the gold standard in virtual machine backup and recovery, visit

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ZeRoC00L's picture

Sounds great, but can't see a link on that page to register and get the license keys.

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millardjk's picture

Are there limitations within the V-Ray license (socket count, host count, VM count) that's part of this? What about agent support (like dedupe)?

TedH256's picture

how is "V-Ray" different from BE2012 with the agent for vmware and hyper-v? Is V-Ray just a marketing term for the same thing?

Kate Lewis's picture


As part of this exclusive promotion for VMware vExperts, you will receive two licenses of the Backup Exec™ 2012 V-Ray Edition that may be used in production. These licenses entitle you to protect a single ESX or Hyper-V host (with two sockets) or two hosts (with one socket in each) including all the guest machines that reside within that host(s).

The Backup Exec V-Ray Edition is licensed per socket protects an unlimited number of guest machines per host.

Hope this helps. Kate

Kate Lewis's picture

Hi Ted,

Great question. The Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition provides all the features and functionality you need to protect a virtual environment completely. Licensed per socket, the Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray edition includes:

  • Backup Exec Media Server
  • Agent for VMware and Hyper-V
  • Agent for Applications and Databases
    • Exchange
    • SQL
    • SharePoint
    • Active Directory
    • Oracle
    • Lotus Domino
    • Enterprise Vault
  • Deduplication Option

All other Backup Exec agents and options can be licensed at the regular price.

Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Kate

JavierTI's picture

Hi Kate, I have a question be2012 vmware agent, how to manage the license and the agent for vmware????