Wisdom Pack Licenses

Each Wisdom Pack can be purchased as either a Subscription or a Perpetual License for the Enterprise Edition or Virtual Edition of VirtualWisdom. Evaluation Licenses are also available for Wisdom Packs, so you can assess the value of any Wisdom Pack for your environment.

In addition to the Base License components, each Wisdom Pack includes specific components, required for particular environments. Following are the available Wisdom Packs, which can be implemented individually or in combination, depending on your needs:

Wisdom Pack

Description

Supports1,2

Comments

Operating System

Each (1) license can be applied to any included OS. Each count of the license also includes 5 NetFlow endpoints.

  • Operating System integration

  • NetFlow integration (5 endpoints)

Example: If you purchase 1,000 Operating System Wisdom Packs, then you also receive licenses for 5,000 NetFlow endpoints, even if you do not purchase any IP Network Wisdom Packs.

Virtualization

Each (1) license can be applied to 1 included hypervisor or specialized OS. Each count of the license also includes 50 NetFlow endpoints.

  • Microsoft Hyper-V integration

  • VMware vSphere integration

  • IBM PowerVM integration

  • NetFlow integration (50 endpoints)

Hyper-V, vSphere, and PowerVM are all licensed by host (specialized OS).

Enterprise Storage

Each (1) license enables monitoring of 1 controller. Depending on the array type, the controller can be managing N number of engines or nodes (usually 2 or 4). The ratio in the Supports column is read as “1 license to N engines / nodes”.

  • Dell EMC PowerMax Integration: 1:2 engines (2 directors per engine)

  • IBM SVC Integration: 1:2 nodes

  • Dell EMC Isilon Integration: 1:4 nodes

  • NetApp FAS Integration: 1:4 nodes

Example: To monitor 1000 Isilon nodes and 500 SVC nodes, you need 500 counts of the Enterprise Storage Wisdom Pack, in which 250 would be consumed to monitor 1000 Isilon nodes (250 controllers) and 250 consumed to monitor 500 SVC nodes (250 controllers).

Software-defined Storage

Each (1) license enables monitoring of 1 SDS node

  • Dell EMC PowerFlex integration

  • VMware vSAN integration

SAN Switch

Each (1) license enables monitoring of 1 SAN switch port.

  • Brocade SAN integration

  • Cisco SAN integration

Wiredata

Each (1) license includes 4 Link Credits, where each count of each type of Link consumes a certain number of Link Credits.

Credits consumed per count of each link type:

  • 10GE Links: 0.5

  • 4GFC Links: 0.25

  • 8GFC Links: 0.5

  • 16GFC Links: 1

  • Cisco STS Links: 0.25

Hardware probes decrement the license count based on types of ports on the probes (current link speed). If the current speed on the link changes, the counts are automatically recalculated.

Cisco STS decrements the count based on number of Cisco STS-enabled ports used.

With 1 Wire Data Wisdom Pack, some examples of what you can monitor include:

16 x 4GFC Links, OR

8 x 10GE Links, OR

8 x 8GFC Links, OR

4 x 16GFC Links, OR

16 Cisco STS Links

FC32 Wiredata

Each (1) license includes 4 Link Credits.

1 credit consumed per link.

Hardware probes decrement the license count based on types of ports on the probes (current link speed). If the current speed on the link changes, the counts are automatically recalculated.

One (1) FC32 Wiredata Wisdom Pack can monitor

4 x 32GFC Links

Note: FC32 Wiredata Wisdom Pack licenses are currently not compatible with line speed rates other than 32G

IP Networks

Each (1) license enables monitoring of 1 NetFlow endpoint.

NetFlow Integration (1 endpoint)

Cisco UCS

Each (1) license enables monitoring of 1 Cisco UCS B-Series Blade or C-Series Server.

Cisco UCS Integration

Infinidat InfiniBox

Each (1) license enables monitoring of 1 InfiniBox Array (cluster).

Infinidat InfiniBox Integration

Dell EMC XtremIO

Each (1) license enables monitoring of 1 XtremIO XBrick.

Dell EMC XtremIO Integration

1 - A single quantity of a Wisdom Pack that includes multiple integration types cannot be allocated to multiple VirtualWisdom servers. For example, if you have a Virtualization Wisdom Pack, you cannot allocate a Hyper-V integration on server A and allocate the NetFlow Integration on server B.

2 - Additional supported items can be added between releases. Check with Virtana for the latest support information.

3 - Each unique monitored IP address consumes 1 count of NetFlow license, whether it is the source or destination IP at the time it was first discovered. Multicast/broadcast IP addresses do not consume NetFlow licenses.