Terms of Avi Vantage Software License
Avi Vantage licenses are based on annual or multi-year subscription. The licenses are valid for an year and can be renewed on an yearly basis.
Note: For complete information on procuring, installing, and managing a license, refer to Avi Vantage License Management.
Avi Vantage License Types
|Data Plane (Avi Service Engine)|
Private and public cloud
|Defines the maximum number of vCPUs (cores) across all Service Engines. This is the default license mode. The SE vCPU allocation is configured in the SE group.
Per-VS license mode: If an SE group is configured in per-app SE mode, a vCPU counts at 25% rate for licensing usage. For example, a 2-vCPU SE in the per-app SE group utilizes 0.5 vCPU license (2 * 0.25). Per-app SE mode is limited to a maximum of two virtual services per SE. This mode is suitable for deployments with dedicated per-application load balancers. Per-VS license mode is not supported for DNS virtual services.
|Defines the total number of sockets that a Service Engine can be deployed on. This license is applicable for processors up to 14 cores.|
|Defines the total number of sockets that a Service Engine can be deployed on. This license is applicable for processors with 16 cores or more.|
Private and public cloud
|Defines bandwidth license applicable to a single Service Engine. Available in the options of 25Mbps, 200Mbps, and 1Gbps (for public cloud only). Multiple Bandwidth licenses cannot be aggregated on a single Service Engine.|
|Container-Core||Container East-West||Defines the maximum number of vCPUs (cores) across all Service Engines deployed for East-West traffic in a container cluster. This license is used for East-West traffic in a service mesh.|
|Control Plane (Avi Controller)|
|SaaS unit||SaaS||Defines the number of Avi SaaS units needed in the Avi SaaS instance to support the required number of Avi Service Engines and application instances.|
Note: Free trial license with all features supported by an enterprise license is available for evaluation. Please contact your Avi Networks representative for more details.
License Overage Allowance
Avi Vantage allows an overage allowance for the vCPU and bandwidth licenses.
The following are the main features for the overage allowance:
- Avi Vantage provides an allowance of 10% of the configured license capacity. This allowance can be utilized once the regular capacity of the license is exhausted.
- If the 10% allowance results in a fractional number, it is rounded up to the next higher integer.
- In the case of bandwidth licenses, the allowance is for each bandwidth license SKU separately (25M, 200M, 1G BW).
For an Avi Controller having 15 vCPU licenses, the overage allowance is 1.5 vCPU (10% of 15vCPU). This value will be rounded up to 2 vCPUs. The effective license value when the overage allowance is active is 17 vCPUs.
For an Avi Controller having 15 25M bandwidth licenses and 10 200M bandwidth licenses, the allowance is 1.5 additional 25M bandwidth licenses (rounded up to 2 bandwidth licenses) and 1 additional 200M bandwidth license.