OpManager Plus: Device-based licensing

OpManager Plus is a six-in-one, integrated IT operations management (ITOM) solution that offers the following features:

  • Network performance management
  • Application performance management
  • Bandwidth and traffic analysis
  • Network configuration management
  • Firewall management and log analysis
  • IP address and switch port management

What is the Device-based licensing model of OpManager Plus?

The Device-based licensing model based on the number of Devices that you need to monitor. For example, if you have the need to monitor 100 Devices, you need a 100 Device license pack.

In this licensing model, the Devices are grouped into three bundles - Network, Server and Applications Management (SAM), and Storage. Each bundle packs additional components such as Flow Interfaces, Access Points, IPs, Switch Ports, Applications among others to provide comprehensive monitoring/management support.

License Pack - Devices
Devices in Network bundle Devices in SAM bundle Devices in Storage bundle
Network Devices Servers Disks
Flow Interfaces Applications FC Switches
Access Points URLs Tape Libraries
IP Addresses Web Services  
Switch Ports    

How can the Devices in a license pack be used?

The user can split n Devices available in a license pack in any combination between the three bundles as different components. Only one component in a bundle consumes Devices, the other components in the bundle are essentially free!

The number of Devices used in a bundle is determined by a factor called the Primary Count. The Primary Count is the number of Devices used in a bundle by the component in the bundle that consumes the most Devices.

Licensed Devices = Primary Count of Network bundle + Primary Count of SAM bundle + Primary count of Storage bundle.

Additionally, there is a default number of Firewalls and Users allowed for each license pack. If additional Firewalls and/or Users are needed, they can be purchased as add-ons.

Network bundle

In the Network bundle, you can add Devices for Monitoring, Configuration Management, Flow (Interfaces), Access Points, IP Address Management (IP Addresses), and Switch Port Management (Switch Ports). Monitoring is usually the main component, or 'Primary count', in the Network bundle.

The table below illustrates the maximum possible allocation of Devices between components when all the Devices available in a license pack are allocated to the Network bundle.

For 50 Devices, 50 Network Devices (1x), 50 Flow Interfaces (1x), 500 IPs (10x), 500 Switch Ports (10x), and 100 Access Points (2x) with a default allowance of 2 Users and 1 Firewall can be used if all 50 Devices in the pack are allocated to the Network bundle.

Note: All Network Devices monitored in the Network bundle will have Network Configuration Management (NCM) functionality.

Pack Monitoring (Network Devices) (x) Flow (Interfaces) (x) Access Points (2x) IPAM (IPs) (10x) SPM (Ports) (10x)
50 50 50 100 500 500
100 100 100 200 1,000 1,000
250 250 250 500 2,500 2,500
500 500 500 1000 5,000 5,000
1,000 1,000 1,000 2000 10,000 10,000

SAM bundle

Devices can be allocated in the SAM bundle in the form of Servers, Applications, and Internet Services (URLs and Web Services). The table below illustrates the maximum possible allocation of Devices in the form of Servers, Applications, and Internet Services when all the Devices available in a license pack are allocated in the SAM bundle.

Pack Servers (1x) Applications (1x) Internet Services (1x)
50 50 50 50
100 100 100 100
250 250 250 250
500 500 500 500
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Storage bundle

In the Storage bundle, Devices can be in the form of Storage Disks, Tape Libraries, or FC Switches. Each Disk, Tape Library, or FC Switch added to the Storage bundle will consume one Device.

Pack Storage Disks
50 50
100 100
250 250
500 500
1,000 1,000

Users and Firewalls per License Pack:

Each License pack has a default number of Users and Firewalls available to be utilized:

Pack Users Firewalls
50 2 1
100 2 1
250 3 2
500 5 3
1,000 10 5

Note: In addition to this, if more Users and/or Firewalls are required, they can be purchased as add-ons.

Integrated Add-ons:

The new licensing model includes Failover support, and WLC support for flow interfaces, therefore they don't have to be purchased separately. Devices purchased in the License pack can take the form of the required network components. However, if the Devices purchased in the license pack are exhausted, then additional components such as Flow Interfaces, Access Points, IPAM and SPM can be purchased individually as add-ons. Application monitor plugins can also be purchased separately as add-ons.

FAQ

1) If I buy the 100 Devices license pack, how can I use it?

The license can be used based on your requirements. With the 100 Devices pack, you can activate 100 Devices of the Network bundle, 100 Devices of the SAM bundle, or 100 Devices of the Storage bundle. Alternatively, you can split the license among the three bundles as needed. For example, with the 100 Devices pack, you can activate 50 Devices of the Network bundle, 25 Devices of the SAM bundle, and 25 Devices of the Storage bundle, or any other combination of the three bundles amounting to 100 Devices.

2) I need to monitor 1,000 WLC-based Access Points along with other Devices. How many Devices should I buy?

You would need a 500 Devices pack. With the 500 Devices pack consumed completely in the Network bundle, you can monitor 1,000 Thin Access Points, 500 Network Devices, 500 Flow Interfaces, 5,000 Switch Ports, and 5,000 IPs, along with logs from 2 Firewalls. Alternatively, you can purchase an add on for the required number of Access Points.

3) I need to monitor 50 Servers and 50 other Network Devices. How can I split the license? Also, do I need to install the APM plug-in?

You need a 100 Device pack, with the Devices split evenly between the Network bundle and the SAM bundle.

With 50 Devices in the Network bundle, you can monitor a maximum of 50 Network Devices, 50 Flow Interfaces, 50 NCM Hosts, 500 Switch Ports, 500 IPs, the logs from 1 Firewall, and 100 WLC-based Access Points.

With 50 Devices in the SAM bundle, you can monitor a maximum of 50 Servers, 50 Applications, 50 Web Services, and 50 URLs.

If you want to enable the SAM bundle, you need to install the APM plug-in.

4) How many Firewalls can be monitored with a license pack of 100 Devices?

For Firewall log management, only one Firewall can be managed with a 100 Devices pack. The following table provides the details for Firewall log management broken down by Devices pack. If a user wants to monitor only health and performance, they can monitor up to 100 Firewalls.

Device Pack Number of Firewalls in log management
50 1
100 1
250 2
500 3
1,000 5

If the user needs to add additional Firewalls in Firewall log management, they can buy additional Firewalls as an add-on.

5) How many default users do I get with each license pack? What if I need additional users?

Device Pack Number of users/strong>
50 2
100 2
250 3
500 5
1,000 10

For additional users, you have to buy the Additional Users add-on.

6) I need 500 additional Switch Ports; do I need to purchase an additional 50 Device license pack?

Add-ons can be purchased separately for individual components such as Access Points, Switch Ports, IP Addresses, and Flow Interfaces. Therefore, you'll have to purchase an add-on for 500 additional Switch Ports. No need to purchase an additional 50 Device license pack.

7) I need to monitor APM Insight and Oracle EBS. Will the default OpManager Plus license cover them?

No, APM Insight and Oracle EBS are not part of the default OpManager Plus Device-based license. They are add-ons to the SAM bundle, so you’ll have to buy add-ons to monitor them.

The following is the list of add-ons for the SAM bundle:

  • APM Insight for Java Web Transaction Monitoring (Add On)
  • APM Insight .Net Agent (Add On)
  • APM Insight Node.js Agent (Add On)
  • APM Insight PHP Agent (Add On)
  • Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) (Add On)
  • End User Monitoring (EUM) (Add On)
  • Iseries/AS 400 (Add On)
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Monitor (Add On)
  • Oracle EBS (Add On)
  • SAP Monitor (Add On)
  • Siebel Monitor (Add On)
  • WebSphere MQ Monitor (Add On)

8) Do I need to buy an additional Failover license (high availability)?

No, Failover comes with the default OpManager Plus license.

9) Since OpManager can monitor servers without the APM plug-in, if I monitor servers by adding them as network performance management Devices from the Network bundle, will that be counted in the Network bundle or the SAM bundle?

It is recommended that servers be monitored in the SAM bundle. However, we allow servers to be monitored in the Network bundle when added as network performance management Devices. If done so, they will be considered as Devices in the Network bundle.

10) Are IP SLA monitors included in the Network bundle? How are they licensed?

No, they will not be listed in the Network bundle. They have to be purchased separately as add-ons.

11) How many Devices are available in the trial period?

In the trial period, the user has 1,000 Devices available.

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