vCenter Backup using Backup Exec 2012 - agent licensing question
I have the following environment to backup:
2 esxi servers
1 Domain Controller
Each of these servers are virtual machines including vcenter.
From what I understand, for backing up the above mentioned machines, through vCenter, I need:
4 App & DB agent licenses (for DC, Exchange, Database and vCenter through the Servers tab not through vcenter as vm)
2 VMware licenses (for both ESXi heads and file/folder and vmdk recovery of each VM)
1 Backup Exec 2012 license
Now, when I run the license assessment, I see the following:
Agent for App & DB licenses used 2 (????) - feature type AD and SQL for vcenter
Agent for VMware licenses used 1 (????) - feature type VMWare for virtual center
Agent for windows licenses used 1 (????) - server - vcenter
Backup exec 2012 licenses used 1
There are 3 problems here:
1. Only vCenter "eats" 3 licenses for SQL, AD and Windows server.
2. Neither Exchange, DC, SQL require licenses according to the license assessment. I have to mention that I have successfully backed-up these server through vcenter and I am able to see the AD entries, the Exchange mailboxes and the SQL databases.
3. Only 1 license for VMware required when I have 2 ESXi servers
I need some help on establishing the correct number o licenses required for the above backup tasks so we can assess our future purchase.