ReSTNSX Licensing

Licensing Update

Announcing the Enterprise feature set for ReSTNSX.  Delivered as Perpetual and Subscription-based, the Enterprise feature set is a bundle of the latest advanced functionality of ReSTNSX with features such as the Mover Tool and Multi-Tenant Administration.  The Enterprise option enables easier ordering by providing customers a single license SKU instead of ordering feature licenses separately.

Note: There are no plans to end-of-sale the current licensing structure.

Platform Overview


ReSTNSX is feature-rich platform for deployment and Day 2 operations of VMware's NSX solution. From unified management of multiple NSX domains to bulk object creation, ReSTNSX offers tremendous value to Networking, Security and Virtualization teams alike.

The solution is delivered as a virtual appliance with a licensing model aligned to VMware's NSX per CPU model.  For every VMware NSX license active in NSX Manager, there must be a corresponding ReSTNSX license of either Standard or Enterprise. Both license tiers are available as Perpetual or Subscription-based.

In addition to product licensing, SKU or Statement-of-Work (SoW) based Professional Services are available for installation, configuration and training of ReSTNSX.  Professional Services hours can also be applied towards a SoW for converting legacy firewall rulesets to NSX.

Getting Started


Test Drive

Schedule a Demo

Explore the use cases and value ReSTNSX can deliver to your organization with an online demo.  Demos are typically 45 minutes or less and can be scheduled using our request form.

Demo System Access

Once an online demo has been delivered by one of our team members, we can provision an account for your use in one of our publicly accessible pre-built demo environments.

 

Acquire

Purchase software, support and professional services through our partner network.  Ordering of ReSTNSX is available through the same partners who resell other VMware technologies such as NSX.

ReSTNSX is available through these distributors:

Carahsoft - Visit the ReSTNSX Site at Carahsoft

Ingram Micro 

In addition, VMware sales teams can add ReSTNSX SKUs to NSX quotes fulfilled by both distributors.

Partner

Professional Service Partners

ReSTNSX Partner SKUs are available through Carahsoft and Ingram Micro. These SKUs are Not-for-Resale (NFR) and can be used for internal lab testing and customer-facing engagements.

The NFR SKUs are not free.  These SKUs enables partners unlimited use of ReSTNSX internally or customer deployments.  See the Partner Example below.

 

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License Tiers

ReSTNSX is available as either Standard or Enterprise editions that can be licensed as perpetual or an annual subscription.  Both editions include the base appliance and an optional support & upgrade contract that provides technical support and software upgrades for the duration of the term.

With perpetual, the customer owns the licenses indefinitely and can add feature licenses plus support contracts . In contrast, a subscription model entitles a customer to all the features of a given edition (Standard, Enterprise) for the duration of the contract. The benefits of the ReSTNSX subscription model is that it enables a more predictable pay-as-you-grow licensing structure with the convenience of a single SKU for ordering.

LicensingModels

Standard Licensing

The Standard (base) licensing provides tremendous value as an entry point into ReSTNSX.  From bulk object creation to dFW management, the ReSTNSX Standard license enables IT Administrators the tools needed to successfully deploy and manage their NSX environment.

Customers may also wish to add feature licenses a-la-carte to gain access to capabilities such as the Mover Tool for easily migrating objects between different NSX environments or the Multi-Tenant Administration license for providing isolated management domains for your users.  As new features are developed, additional feature licenses will become available.

The Standard license also provides free* upgrades to bug fixes and new enhancements that are core to the platform and do not fall under the feature licenses.

Perpetual


 

Base Software


Select the base software (virtual appliance) :

Qty (1)  RST-NSX-vAPPL

 

Optional add-on for Multi-Tenant Administration

Qty (1) RST-NSX-LIC-MTADMIN

Licenses

Match your ReST NSX licenses to your VMware NSX license quantities:

Qty ( )  RST-NSX-LIC

Support

Add support by selecting the virtual appliance support contract term:

Qty (1)  RST-NSX-vAPPL-SAU-____*

Then select the licensing support contract term. Quantities should match quantities selected in the previous licensing step:

Qty ( ) RST-NSX-LIC-SAU-____*

*1 and 3 year subscriptions available.

Subscription


 

Appliance, Standard License, Support (1 Year Term)

Select Quantity of CPUs. No other part numbers required.  Note: Subscription licenses come in packs of 10 CPU

Qty (1) RST-NSX-SUBSC-10

 

Enterprise Licensing

Future-proof your investment with the ReSTNSX Enterprise bundle.  While the Standard (base) ReSTNSX licensing provides tremendous value, advanced features are being added in every release that would require purchasing additional feature licenses. These ReSTNSX capabilities are licensed separately, either on a flat usage or per-socket basis, depending on the features.

The ReSTNSX Enterprise bundle is an all-in-one license part number that provides all of the Standard license features plus advanced features with no cost* access to future platform capabilities that would normally be licensed separately.

Perpetual


 

Base Software

Select the base software (virtual appliance) :

Qty (1)  RST-NSX-vAPPL

Licenses

Match the following ReSTNSX licenses to your VMware NSX license quantities:

Qty ( )  RST-NSX-ENT-LIC

Support

Add support by selecting the virtual appliance support contract term:

Qty (1)  RST-NSX-vAPPL-SAU-____*

Then select the licensing support contract term. Quantities should match quantities selected in the previous licensing step:

Qty ( ) RST-NSX-ENT-SAU-____*

*1 and 3 year subscriptions available.

Subscription


 

Appliance, Enterprise License, Support (1 Year Term)

Select Quantity of CPUs. No other part numbers required.  Note: Subscription licenses come in packs of 10 CPU

Qty (1) RST-NSX-SUBSC-ENT-10

 

Professional Services

SKU-based Services


ReSTNSX is delivered as a virtual appliance for easy installation and configuration.  For existing NSX environments where ReSTNSX is being added, a typical deployment times range from 3 to 8 hours.  These deployments can be self-deployed or customers can leverage our professional services team.  Professional Services may be ordered using a single SKU that includes installation, configuration and user training.

Services

Select the quantity of hours.  Typical deployments consume 8 hours but please contact us if you wish to discuss your specific deployment for a more accurate estimate.

Qty ( )  RST-NSX-SERVICES

Deployment
Quantity Part # Description
8 RST-NSX-SERVICES 1 Hour of Remote Professional Services

SoW-based Services


In addition to our standard deployment services, ReSTNSX offers firewall ruleset migration services.  These services range from extracting existing firewall rulesets via REST API methods to CSV export.  Our team has experience with most firewall vendor conversions, including -  Cisco ASA, Juniper, Checkpoint and NSX-v.  With both methods, the ReSTNSX team extracts the existing configurations and processes them using a proprietary tool for optimizing (rule hit analysis, de-dupes) and converting to ReSTNSX format for deployment.  For more information, please refer to the following data sheet or contact us to scope out an engagement.

 

 

Licensing Examples

Perpetual + Multi-Tenant License

An existing NSX customer is interested in adding ReSTNSX to their environment to help automate provisioning tasks of their deployment. The environment consists of 100 licenses of VMware's NSX solution where they support multiple tenants and also require per-tenant administration capabilities.  This customer also has a lab environment consisting of 20 NSX single socket nodes that they would like to manage via ReSTNSX.

This customer leverages a CAPEX model for acquisition and would like to purchase perpetual licenses and a support contract that will cover technical support and future upgrades for a 3 year term.

In this situation, the customer has two options:  ReSTNSX Standard with Add-on Licenses or ReSTNSX Enterprise. The following configurations are valid and can be presented to their resale partner of choice for quoting.

Option 1: ReSTNSX Standard + Feature Licenses


 

Production
Quantity Part # Description
1 RST-NSX-vAPPL ReSTNSX Virtual Appliance
1 RST-NSX-vAPPL-SAU-3 Support for ReSTNSX vAppliance, Includes Upgrades - 3Yr
100 RST-NSX-LIC ReST NSX Add-on License (per CPU)
100 RST-NSX-SAU-3 Support for ReSTNSX License - Add-on (per CPU) - 3Yr
1 RST-NSX-LIC-MTADMIN ReSTNSX Multi-Tenant License
Lab
20 RST-NSX-LIC ReSTNSX Add-on License (per CPU)
20 RST-NSX-SAU-3 Support for ReSTNSX License - Add-on (per CPU) - 3Yr

Option 2: ReSTNSX Enterprise


ReSTNSX Enterprise provides a single license SKU for all ReSTNSX features - including the requested Multi-Tenant add-on license.  As new features such as the Mover Tool are released, this customer would be entitled to the additional capabilities.

Production
Quantity Part # Description
1 RST-NSX-vAPPL ReSTNSX Virtual Appliance
1 RST-NSX-vAPPL-SAU-3 Support for ReSTNSX vAppliance, Includes Upgrades - 3Yr
100 RST-NSX-LIC-ENT ReSTNSX Enterprise Add-on License (per CPU)
100 RST-NSX-ENT-SAU-3 Support for ReSTNSX Enterprise License - Add-on (per CPU) - 3Yr
Lab
20 RST-NSX-LIC-ENT ReSTNSX Enterprise Add-on License (per CPU)
20 RST-NSX-ENT-SAU-3 Support for ReSTNSX Enterprise License - Add-on (per CPU) - 3Yr

Subscription: Enterprise

Similar to the previous example where the customer's environment consists of 100 production / 20 lab licenses of VMware's NSX solution with multi-tenancy, the customer has decided to explore an Enterprise subscription model for ReSTNSX.  This approach allows the customer leverage OPEX funds but also take advantage of all the features of ReSTNSX at a lower price point than perpetual + a-la-carte license add-ons.

ReSTNSX subscriptions provide the base appliance, support and licenses (Standard or Enterprise) in a single SKU spread across an annual term.  Similar to the Perpetual license option, subscriptions are also priced per-cpu to match the NSX environment but expire after the annual term unless renewed.


Note: Subscriptions are delivered in packs of 10.  Qty 1 of a subscription = Qty 10 ReSTNSX CPU licenses


 

Production
Quantity Part # Description
10 RST-NSX-SUBSC-ENT-10 Appliance, 10 Sockets of Enterprise, Support - 1Yr
Lab
2 RST-NSX-SUBSC-ENT-10 Appliance, 10 Sockets of Enterprise, Support - 1Yr

Partner Example

A resale partner of VMware's NSX product would like to acquire ReSTNSX for their NSX customer-facing professional service engagements.  These engagements often require custom scripting for multiple API calls for creating bulk items such as security tags and groups. The software will be used soley by the partner for multiple clients with ownership never being transferred to the end customer (NFR - Not-for-Resale).   They are also interested in a support contract that will cover technical support and future upgrades for a 3 year term.  Note: The NFR license for partners includes the Multi-Tenant Administration feature set. Based upon this information, the following configuration would be quoted:

Part # Description
RST-NSX-vAPPL-NFR ReST NSX vAppliance - Unlimited - Not For Resale
RST-NSX-vAPPL-NFR-SAU-3 Support for ReST NSX vAppliance, Includes Upgrades - NFR - 3Yr

Part Numbers

Part NumberDescription
RST-NSX-vAPPLReSTNSX Virtual Appliance
RST-NSX-vAPPL-SAU-1Support for ReSTNSX vAppliance Includes Upgrades - 1Yr
RST-NSX-vAPPL-SAU-3Support for ReSTNSX vAppliance Includes Upgrades - 3Yr
RST-NSX-LICReSTNSX Add-on License (per CPU)
RST-NSX-LIC-SAU-1Support for ReSTNSX License Add-on (per CPU) - 1Yr
RST-NSX-LIC-SAU-3Support for ReSTNSX License Add-on (per CPU) - 3Yr
RST-NSX-LIC-MTADMINReSTNSX Multi-Tenant License
RST-NSX-LIC-MVRReSTNSX Mover License
RST-NSX-LIC-ENTReSTNSX Enterprise Add-on License (per CPU)
RST-NSX-ENT-SAU-1Support for ReSTNSX Enterprise License Add-on (per CPU) - 1Yr
RST-NSX-ENT-SAU-3Support for ReSTNSX Enterprise License Add-on (per CPU) - 3Yr
RST-NSX-SUBSC-10Appliance, 10 Sockets, Support - 1Yr
RST-NSX-SUBSC-ENT-10Appliance, 10 Sockets of Enterprise, Support - 1Yr
RST-NSX-SERVICES1 Hour of Remote Professional Services
RST-NSX-vAPPL-NFRReSTNSX vAppliance - Unlimited Not for Resale (NFR)
RST-NSX-vAPPL-NFR-SAU-1Support for ReSTNSX vAppliance Includes Upgrades - NFR - 1Yr
RST-NSX-vAPPL-NFR-SAU-3Support for ReSTNSX vAppliance Includes Upgrades - NFR - 3Yr

*A valid support contract must be active for access to all future upgrades