License Requirements - Virtual Server Agent for Microsoft Azure
By default, the agent is installed using an Evaluation license. Once the evaluation period is complete, you need to obtain a permanent license from your Software Provider.
You can choose to use one of the following licensing mechanisms:
- Traditional License, based upon products and features in your CommCell.
- Capacity License, based on the amount of data you want to protect.
- Client Access License, based on the number of virtual machines.
For comprehensive information on licensing, see License Administration.
The following license type is required for the Azure Virtual Server Agent.
|Agent or Component||License Type|
|Virtual Server Agent||Virtual Server|
You must obtain a license for each Virtualization client (pseudo-clients and stand-alone clients).
Depending on your environment, you might need to obtain licenses for the following features:
For VM Lifecycle Management
|Feature||License Type||License Consumption|
|Search Console||Compliance Search||1 license per CommCell|
If you plan to use capacity licenses, you must obtain the following license:
|License type||License consumption|
|Backup||1 license per CommCell for n Terabytes (TB) of protected data|
Client Access Licenses
The following licenses are available for virtual machines:
|License Type||License Consumption|
|Virtual Machines||1 license per protected virtual machine|
|Protected Virtual Machines||1 license per protected virtual machine|
The Virtual Machines license is used with traditional agent-based licensing.
The Protected Virtual Machines license provides an alternative method of virtual machine licensing. If you apply this license on a CommCell environment monitored by capacity licenses, Virtual Server Agent jobs will not count towards capacity, causing the capacity usage to decrease.