Terms of Avi Vantage Software License

Avi Vantage software must be licensed. A free trial license is available for evaluating the product. To deploy Avi Vantage into an enterprise cloud, an enterprise license is recommended.

Avi Vantage licenses are subscription-based and are valid for one year.

Note: For complete information on procuring, installing, and managing a license, refer to Avi Vantage License Management.

Avi Vantage License Types

License Type Infrastructure Description
Data Plane (Avi Service Engine)
vCPU VMs
CSP
Cloud
Container
Baremetal
Defines the maximum number of vCPUs (cores) across all Service Engines. This is the default license mode. Provides the consolidated capacity that can be allocated. The SE vCPU allocation is configured in the SE group.
  • For example, a 10-vCPU license allows up to 10 1-vCPU SEs, or 5 2-vCPU SEs, or a mix of 4 1-vCPU SEs and 3 2-vCPU SEs (across 2 SE groups), and so on.

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.

Sockets CSP
Baremetal
Defines the total number of sockets that a Service Engine can be deployed on. This license is applicable for processors up to 14 cores.
High-core socket CSP
Baremetal
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.
Bandwidth VMs
CSP
Cloud
Container
Baremetal
Defines bandwidth license applicable to a single Service Engine. Available in the options of 25Mbps, 200Mbps, and 1Gbps (for public cloud only). Multiple Service Engines will require multiple Bandwidth licenses.
Note: Limits of the vCPU license will still apply.
Container Container east-west Defines the maximum number of vCPUs (cores) across all Service Engines in a container cluster. This license is used for load balancing the server-server or east-west traffic.
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: Avi Vantage has a free trial license that can be downloaded from the Avi Networks website. The trial license supports all features supported by an enterprise license. Please contact your sales representative for more details.