Usage Calculation for the Protected Virtual Machines License


The following data is included in the usage calculation for Protected Virtual Machines.

Included Data

Counts all virtual machines (with unique CommCell IDs and protected by active subclients) that were successfully backed up. The software counts the last successful full or synthetic full backup.

Usage Increase

Usage can increase because of any of the following actions:

  • Adding new virtual machines to the subclient content.

  • Enabling backup activity on the subclient with virtual machines as content.

Usage Decrease

Usage can decrease by removing existing virtual machines from the subclient content and by running full backup jobs or synthetic full backup jobs.

If you apply this license on a CommCell environment where capacity licenses are also applied, Virtual Server Agent jobs do not count toward capacity, and cause the capacity usage to decrease.

Excluded Data

The following types of data are excluded from the usage calculation:

  • Subclients with disabled activity.

  • Subclients with no storage policy.

Protected VMs in the License Summary Report