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

License Type Infrastructure Description
Data Plane (Avi Service Engine)
vCPU VMs
Baremetal
Container
Cisco CSP
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.
  • 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.

Socket Baremetal
Cisco CSP
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 Baremetal
Cisco CSP
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
Baremetal
Container
Cisco CSP
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.