Licensing Examples for Retrospect Virtual

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Licensing Steps


Licensing Examples

 

Licensing Steps

Below is a guide to licensing Retrospect Virtual. There are a number of components to Retrospect Virtual that work together to deliver complete virtual data protection. Let's step through each of them.

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1. Retrospect Virtual Management Console

Retrospect Virtual Management Console is your management and monitoring dashboard. It's typically licensed by a managed service provider (MSP) but can also be licensed directly by a customer for managing their unique environment.

Retrospect Virtual Management Console allows you to manage your entire virtual data infrastructure anytime from anywhere. All of your customers roll up under the same dashboard and management tools, so you only need to check on place for a complete view of your virtual data protection. Retrospect Virtual Management Console manages the following items:

  • Users – You have access to all of your users and their individual settings. You can enable or disable specific features for a specific user or change a group policy for a set of user.
  • Systems – Keep an eye on all of the systems protected with Retrospect Virtual. You can see system status, check on-going activities, and dive into past logs to resolve errors.
  • Group policies – With a group policy, you can manage the settings for an entire set of customers. When you add a new destination, you can roll it out group by group.
  • Backup destinations – Retrospect Virtual supports a wide array of backup destinations, but not every customer needs access to every destination. You can restrict access to a subset, depending on your customer's unique environment.
  • Trial creation – Customers can try before they buy with the trial creation wizard. Deploy a trial version of Retrospect Virtual Host Server on their system to demonstrate its features without them having to pay upfront.
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2. Retrospect Virtual Host Server

Retrospect Virtual Host Server is the backup agent that you install on your host. It supports ESX (both free and paid versions), vCenter, and Hyper-V. This is what your customer licenses. You then connect it to your Retrospect Virtual Management Console for remote management and monitoring.

For granular backup of virtualized applications, you need to install a second Retrospect Virtual Host Server on the individual guest machines to protect your applications and databases.

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3. Retrospect Virtual Addons

Retrospect Virtual protects the virtual environment based on either sockets or guest virtual machines. This flexible approach to pricing allows you to tailor Retrospect Virtual to your customer's individual environment.

For larger environments, per-socket licensing is the best choice. We offer Retrospect Virtual VMware Socket Add-on and Retrospect Virtual Hyper-V Socket Addon for these scenarios.

For smaller environments, per-VM licensing is more affordable. We offer Retrospect Virtual VMware Guest Add-on and Retrospect Virtual Hyper-V Guest Add-on.

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4. Granular Application Protection

For granular protection of virtualized applications and databases, you need to install an additional Retrospect Virtual Host Server on the VM where the application is installed. Retrospect Virtual Host Server supports Exchange (both database and Mailbox), SQL, MySQL, Lotus Notes / Domino, and Oracle.

 

Licensing Examples

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Licensing Example: Design Company using VMware

Let's say you protect a design company with one VMware host and five VMs. As the managed service provider, you already own Retrospect Virtual Management Console ($299 USD MSRP). These are the necessary components to protect this environment:

  • Retrospect Virtual SMB Bundle 5 VMWare VMs – $419 USD MSRP
  • Total – $419 USD MSRP
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Licensing Example: Small Law Office using VMware

Let's say you protect a small law office with two VMware hosts and five VMs per host and you don't already own Retrospect Virtual Management Console. These are the necessary components to protect this environment:

  • Retrospect Virtual SMB Bundle 5 VMWare VMs + Console – $719 USD MSRP
  • Retrospect Virtual SMB Bundle 5 VMWare VMs – $419 USD MSRP
  • Total – $1138 USD MSRP
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Licensing Example: Retail Outlet using Hyper-V

Let's say you protect a retail outlet with one Hyper-V host and seven VMs. As the managed service provider, you already own Retrospect Virtual Management Console ($299 USD MSRP). These are the necessary components to protect this environment:

  • Retrospect Virtual SMB Bundle 5 Hyper-V VMs – $419 USD MSRP
  • Retrospect Virtual Hyper-V Guest Add-on – 2 x $49 USD MSRP
  • Total – $517 USD MSRP
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Licensing Example: Construction Firm using Hyper-V

Let's say you protect a construction firm with three Hyper-V hosts with twelve VMs per host and two sockets per host and a virtualized Exchange application. As the managed service provider, you already own Retrospect Virtual Management Console ($299 USD MSRP). These are the necessary components to protect this environment:

  • Retrospect Virtual Host Server – 3 x $199 USD MSRP
  • Retrospect Virtual Host Server for Exchange – 1 x $199 USD MSRP
  • Retrospect Virtual Hyper-V Socket Addon – 6 x $249 USD MSRP
  • Total – $2290 USD MSRP

Last Update: March 10, 2017