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Veeam B&R Community and vSphere Free

Hello everyone,

I am writing here for clarification.
Is it possible to use Veeam B&R with ESXi  free license?

Trying to perform a replication job I get the following error: "Error: Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation. "

I am using vSphere 8 Hypervisor '8.0 Update 1' with free license

Thanks to everybody,
Federico

 

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Hello Federico,

The short answer is no, because the free edition restricts the VMware storage API which Veeam would need to access.

This block is a great run-down of the free license and how to look at the limitations (more than just the storage API):

https://www.nakivo.com/blog/free-vmware-esxi-restrictions-limitations/#:~:text=An%20ESXi%20hyperviso....

 

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Hello Federico,

The short answer is no, because the free edition restricts the VMware storage API which Veeam would need to access.

This block is a great run-down of the free license and how to look at the limitations (more than just the storage API):

https://www.nakivo.com/blog/free-vmware-esxi-restrictions-limitations/#:~:text=An%20ESXi%20hyperviso....

 

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Hello,
Thank you for that kind reply!

Greetings!

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