Per Operating System
vRealize Log Insight is licensed on a per operating system instance (OSI) basis, which is defined as any server, virtual or physical, with an IP address that generates logs, including network devices and storage arrays.
You can analyze an unlimited amount of log data per OSI. The advantage of this is a simple and predictable pricing model that is based on the size of the infrastructure; it does not force you to buy additional licenses to cover the worst-case scenario and pay more for increased log volumes. This is an important distinction because systems and devices can generate huge amounts of log data during peak times or while monitoring and troubleshooting for various IT issues.
vRealize Log Insight is also available on a per CPU basis, where there is one flat fee for all log data sources from a single CPU, regardless of hypervisor or number of guest OSs. For more information about pricing, contact Sales.
In addition to standalone vRealize Log Insight, we have now made available VMware vRealize Operations Insight, as an add-on offering to VMware vSphere with Operations Management. This new offering includes vRealize Log Insight and is available on a “per CPU basis”. Learn more here.
VMware vCenter Log Insight is a virtual appliance that delivers real-time log management for VMware environments for better troubleshooting across physical, virtual and cloud environments by collecting and analyzing all types of machine-generated log data, such as application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages, performance data, system state dumps, Security Logs and other IT logs. This adds structure to all types of unstructured log data, so us admins can troubleshoot quickly, without needing to know the data beforehand.