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Licensing for VMware and SQL

Created: 05 Aug 2010 • Updated: 09 Sep 2010 | 5 comments
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I've read through a couple of posts but still had two questions:

1) I have two VMware ESX hosts managed by one vCenter server. Do I need just one Vmware VI license (for the vCenter server) or two for the ESX hosts? I would think I only need a license for the vCenter server.

2) When I purchase the SQL licenses do I have to purchase one for the Backup Exec server itself as well? I noticed that only the .bak files are getting backed up on the server and not the .mdf and .ldf files.


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DunFraggin's picture

Hi Mari,  You will need to have a VVI agent licence per ESX node. so 2 in your case :)

RahulG's picture

Here is the answer to you questions
1. You would need 2 AVVI license . The number license depends upon the number of ESX servers you have

2. Well you dont really need to backup you backup exec Sql database ,as every day during the backup exec maintianance  the database get backed up . The number of Sql license also depends upon the number of SQl server you have . so if you have 2 Sql server you would need 2 SQl license . refer the following document  Agent for Vmware and Microsoft Hyper-V Application GRT does not work unless all of the applications (Exchange, SQL, Active Directory) installed on the Virtual Machine are licensed in Backup Exec for Windows 2010.

RahulG's picture

Could you please mark the post as resolved . Cheers!!!