NSX Advanced Load Balancer software requires a license to enable and utilize the available load balancing features. This article lists the NSX Advanced Load Balancer license types and describes how to obtain, add, and manage them.

License Types

License Type

Description

vCPU

  • Counts the total number of vCPUs across all Service Engines

  • Applicable primarily to virtualized environments

  • Also supported on bare-metal and container environments

Socket(<=14 cores/socket)

  • Counts the total number of sockets that Service Engines are being run on

  • Applicable towards bare-metal deployments where the NSX Advanced Load Balancer SE is running on the entire physical server

High-Core Socket(>= 16 cores/socket)

  • Counts the total number of sockets that Service Engines are being run on

  • Applicable towards bare-metal deployments where the NSX Advanced Load Balancer SE is running on the entire physical server

Container-Core

  • Counts the total number of sockets that Service Engines are being run on

  • Applicable towards bare-metal deployments where the NSX Advanced Load Balancer SE is running on the entire physical server

Container-Core

  • Counts the total number of cores in the container cluster

  • Applicable primarily to virtualized environments

  • Applicable when Service Engines are deployed for east-west load balancing

Bandwidth-limited Service Engine

  • Counts the total number of Service Engines of a specified bandwidth

  • Available in 25-Mbps, 200-Mbps and 1-Gbps options

  • 25-Mbps and 200-Mbps options are applicable in any environment

  • 1-Gbps option applicable for public cloud only

SaaS Unit

  • Number of NSX Advanced Load Balancer SaaS units needed in the NSX Advanced Load Balancer SaaS instance to support required number of Service Engines and application instances