Capacity is calculated per the below. You need to enable and run archiving jobs in order to use archive capacity, normal DP jobs are counted against your Enterprise CLA.
Virtual machine backup job data for capacity licensing usage is calculated as follows:
- For streaming backups and Backup Copy jobs, the capacity usage is based on the guest size for all virtual machines being backed up.
- For IntelliSnap backups, the capacity usage is based on the application size for the virtual machines being backed up.
In the License Summary Report, the Job Size column lists guest sizes for virtual machines included in full or synthetic full streaming backups (including Backup Copy jobs) and application sizes for snapshots.
Capacity usage is summarized as follows:
- Virtual machine streaming backups are included in the Data Protection Enterprise Infrastructure or Data Enterprise Core Infrastructure license count (depending on the storage policy configuration).
- Backup copy operations are included in the Data Protection Enterprise Infrastructure license count.
- Archived VMs are included in the Data Archive Enterprise Infrastructure license count.
- IntelliSnap backups are included in the Data Protection Snapshot count.
When the same virtual machine is included in multiple backup jobs, only one of the jobs counts against capacity usage. If a virtual machine is included in multiple subclients, the latest backup provides the size included in overall capacity usage. If a virtual machine is included in both backups and archiving jobs, the guest size for the VM counts toward the Data Protection Enterprise Infrastructure or Data Enterprise Core Infrastructure license.
Set Up the vCenter Server for Archiving
To enable resource management and archiving, the vCenter server must be set to retain tasks and events.
- From the vCenter menu, click Administration and select vCenter Server Settings.
- On the resulting dialog, select Tasks retained for and Events retained for, and indicate the desired time period that information needs to be retained for each of these options (180 days by default). This information is required to enable inactive VMs to be powered off, relocated, or archived based on the length of time they have been inactive.