vFabric Suite Standard and vFabric Suite Advanced packages are licensed on a per-machine and average-usage basis. This chapter explains how vFabric Suite licensing works.
To understand vFabric licensing, review the related terminology:
license key. vFabric Suite production licensing requires a license key. The license key represents the licenses (also known as license units) that you have purchased, whether one or multiple licenses. A license key is an alphanumeric sequence of 25 characters that encodes details of the associated product, the license expiration date, the license capacity, and other information.
license unit. A license unit is a single vFabric Suite license.
In an Amazon EC2 environment, a machine is an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).
In a VMware vSphere environment, a machine is a virtual machine (VM).
In a physical computer environment, a machine is the central processing unit (CPU).
In an Amazon EC2 environment, a processing unit is an EC2 compute unit (ECU).
In a VMware vSphere environment, a processing unit is a virtual central processing unit (vCPU).
In a physical computer, a processing unit is an internal processor core.
Cross-Cloud pricing. Cross-cloud pricing refers to the ability to license vFabric Suite Standard or Advanced across virtual, cloud, and physical infrastructure.