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Your maintenance contract is like an insurance policy. It entitles you to more than just being able to contact Support by telephone or logging a case online. A valid contract provides you with cover for the quantity of software licenses you own for the period of the contract (usually one year). Benefits include:
By renewing on-time, you ensure that you continue to receive these key benefits, and protect your investment. If you have any questions, please see the Renewal FAQ document, contact your Partner, or call Customer Care.
The Veritas Entitlement Management System (VEMS) is able to show which entitlements have active maintenance contracts, and can provide you with the information you need to renew (Entitlement ID, expiration date, type of maintenance, proof purchase information, etc.).
To access VEMS, click the Veritas Support ‘Licensing’ option.
For more information, see the “Service Contract Renewals” section in the VEMS online Help or in the VEMS User Guide.
Veritas requires Proof of Purchase (POP) of the original license(s) in order to determine eligibility, and to process maintenance renewal orders. Your reseller will need this information at renewal time.
There are two Proof of Purchase (PoP) identifiers, and both can be obtained via the Veritas Entitlement Management System. The two identifiers are the Service Contract (SC) Number and the Install Base (IB) Reference number. These identifiers can be found on the Entitlement Details page for the Entitlement.
You may need to update your product by updating the license key in the product with a license key that contains the updated maintenance contract dates. The process to update your product will be specific to the product. The version upgrade notification along with the product’s documentation available on Veritas Support will provide the information required to upgrade the product.
For more information, see the “Version Upgrades” section in the VEMS online Help or in the VEMS User Guide.
Step 1: Identify the maintenance contract(s) requiring renewal. Decide if you would like to align their contract end dates. If you have multiple maintenance contracts, it may be possible to align your contract end dates to a single date.
Step 2: Gather your Proof of Purchase details. Proof of Purchase information is required by Veritas validate your license ownership and determine whether you are entitled to purchase ongoing maintenance.
Step 3: Plan your future business needs. Renewal time is the ideal opportunity to review your usage trends and assess your future licensing needs to determine if you need to purchase any additional licenses or upgrade to a more fully-featured product. Your reseller will be able to advise you on options to suit your growing business needs.
Step 4: Plan your future business needs. Renewal time is the ideal opportunity to review your current usage, and your usage trends to ensure you have enough licenses to cover your current and future needs. Your reseller can help you assess your license usage against your entitlements, and will be able to advise you on options to suit your growing business needs.
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Step 5: Update your product. Veritas will e-mail you a renewal order confirmation which contains: a) your updated License certificate, b) any new license purchase details, and c) details on how to update your product. You can also refer to the licensing section of your product documentation or the Veritas Knowledge Base for product specific instructions on how to add or update licenses in your product.
Step 6: Review your designated technical support contact information. Only designated individuals at your company are eligible to call in to receive technical support.
The Licensing Portal is able to show which entitlements have active maintenance contracts, and can provide you with the information you need to renew (Entitlement ID, expiration date, type of maintenance, proof purchase information, etc.).
You should contact Veritas to update your contact information.
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Veritas Quick Assist is a multi-product diagnostic tool designed to identify common issues; gather data for support assisted troubleshooting; provide licensing information (for certain products you can use Veritas Quick Assist to view the licenses you have installed and the status of your maintenance contracts); identify suspicious files and link to other customer self-help and support resources.
If you have purchased software licenses and associated maintenance contracts over a period of time, you will have maintenance contracts with different end dates. Depending on the licensing program and the proximity of the maintenance contract end dates to each other, you may be able to align your maintenance contracts to a single renewal date to make your future renewals easier. This process is often referred to as “co-termination”. While this practice is most common for maintenance contracts of the same product, under certain circumstances you may also align renewal dates for different Veritas products.
You will need to speak to your reseller to discuss this option. For more information consult the Veritas Support Renewals Policy.
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You can renew your maintenance contract at any time prior to the maintenance end date. The new maintenance start date is always the day after the original maintenance contract expiry date.
The minimum period for a maintenance contract is one year which must be purchased and paid for in full upfront. Generally, renewal costs cannot be spread over the course of the renewal period; however you should check with your reseller about possible payment options.
Yes, but not all Veritas products have this option. The usual maintenance contract period is one year. Your reseller will be able to advise you on the maintenance options available for your product.
Yes, if you choose to purchase additional years of maintenance up front at the same time as your initial license and maintenance purchase. For more information, consult our Support Renewals Policy.
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It depends. If the additional software licenses you are purchasing are sold with maintenance already included (bundled) then, yes, the incremental number of licenses will be covered by maintenance. If the additional software licenses are sold separately from their maintenance contract, then you will need to purchase additional maintenance. However, in both cases, the maintenance end date for these new licenses will be different to the maintenance end date of your original purchase so you may wish to enquire about aligning both end dates to a common end date if possible. Your reseller will be able to advise you on your purchases to ensure that you have adequate maintenance coverage.
Yes, maintenance can be purchased within the defined period of time per Veritas policy without penalty, provided that the original software version purchased is still supported. In this case, the maintenance contract start date will match the purchase date of the original software. For more detailed information, consult our Support Renewals Policy.
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Yes, however certain conditions will apply as outlined in our Support Renewals Policy such as paying a reinstatement fee. You will need to contact your reseller to discuss options available to you.
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You should contact your reseller to initiate your renewal transaction. To qualify for renewal pricing, your Veritas maintenance contract period must be continuous and you should renew prior to your renewal expiration date.
Follow our How to Renew steps to find out more. (See “How do I renew?” section above)
There are two Proof of Purchase (PoP) identifiers, and both can be obtained via the Licensing Portal. The two identifiers are the Service Contract (SC) Number and the Install Base (IB) Reference number. To view the these identifiers,
A Renewal ID is an identification number assigned by Veritas that tracks each eligible renewal. It allows Veritas to automatically link your maintenance contract to the correct software licenses and apply the correct maintenance start and end dates. You will find your renewal ID on your Veritas renewal notification emails and renewal quotations.
You may need to update your product by updating the license key in the product with a license key that contains the updated maintenance contract dates. To process to update your product will be specific to the product. Here are the general steps –
If you require further assistance, contact Customer Care.
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