ReSTNSX Licensing

Licensing Update

Announcing the Enterprise+ feature set for ReSTNSX.  Enterprise+ includes licenses for NSX-v to T migration. Instead of purchasing separate Migration Assistance Tool (MAT) licenses separately, customers can combine both licenses under an Enterprise+ license.

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 Enterprise 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 and partners:

Carahsoft - Visit the ReSTNSX Site at Carahsoft

Ingram Micro

RTS (European Sales)

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.

Additionally, there are temporary use SKUs for customer engagements.  Please contact us for further details

Become a ReSTNSX Partner


Sales Leads

Register your ReSTNSX opportunity today! If you have a NSX opportunity, be sure to register with ReSTNSX.  When delivering a complete solution to your NSX customer, partners are able to demonstrate a solutions-based approach.   From NSX automation to simplified Day 2 operations, ReSTNSX is the platform of choice for Network, Security and Virtualization professionals.  By bundling ReSTNSX with the NSX opportunity, partners deliver incredible value with the following benefits:

Partner Benefits

  • Differentiation your business
  • Drive growth and profitability for your company
  • Capitalize on the growing ReSTNSX brand
  • Position your company for sales opportunities
  • Strengthen your relationship with ReSTNSX

Customer Benefits

  • Provides a unified platform for NSX-v, NSX-T
  • Simplifies Automation
  • Eliminates the need for custom scripting
  • Multi-site NSX management
  • Multi-tenancy Administration
Router
Firewall
Switch
VPN
Controller
LB

License Tiers

ReSTNSX is available as either Enterprise 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.

Enterprise Licensing

 

ReSTNSX Enterprise is an all-in-one license part number that provides all features with no restrictions.  This includes features such as vRNI Planner, ASA Planner and all the native automation and troubleshooting capabilities of ReSTNSX

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-LIC-ENT

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

 

Enterprise+ Licensing

 

ReSTNSX Enterprise+ contains all the features of Enterprise with entitlement to the Migration Assistance Tool (MAT) for NSX-v to T migrations.

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-LIC-ENTPL

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-ENTPL-SAU-____*

*1 and 3 year subscriptions available.

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 - Enterprise

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.

The following configuration are valid and can be presented to their resale partner of choice for quoting.

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-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-LIC-ENTPLReSTNSX Enterprise Plus Add-on License (per CPU)
RST-NSX-ENTPL-SAU-1Support for ReSTNSX Enterprise Plus License Add-on (per CPU) - 1Yr
RST-NSX-ENTPL-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