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.

Traditional License

The following license types are required for the Azure Virtual Server Agent. You need to obtain the appropriate licenses based on your environment.

Agent or Component License Type
Virtual Server Agent Virtual Server

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

Capacity License

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.