This topic explains the various Portworx license types, and how you can use them.
Portworx products support the following license types:
|Portworx Essentials||Free Portworx license with limited functionality, suitable to run small production or proof-of-concept workloads.|
|Trial||Default license installed with 30 days trial period for full Portworx Enterprise functionality.|
|Portworx Enterprise VM||Enterprise license, suitable for Virtual Machine (VM) installs on-prem and in cloud|
|Portworx Enterprise Metal||Enterprise license, suitable for installs on any bare metal hardware|
Depending on the type of container you are installing, a different license will be automatically activated. For example, the Portworx Enterprise automatically activates the Trial license (limited to 30 days), which you can upgrade to a Portworx Enterprise license at any time.
In the following table, you can see the overview of features that are controlled via licensing.
|Number of nodes maximum||number||Defines the maximum number of nodes in a cluster|
|Number of volumes maximum||number||Defines max number of volumes on a single node|
|Volume capacity [TB] maximum||number||Defines max size of a single volume|
|Storage aggregation||yes/no||Defines if volumes may be aggregated across multiple nodes|
|Shared volumes||yes/no||Defines if volumes may be shared w/ other nodes|
|Volume sets||yes/no||Defines if volumes may be scaled|
|BYOK data encryption||yes/no||Defines if volumes may be encrypted|
|Resize volumes on demand||yes/no||Defines if volumes can be resized|
|Snapshot to object store||yes/no||Defines if volumes may be snapshotted to Amazon S3, MS Azure and Google storage|
|Cluster level migration||yes/no||Defines if applications and data (using K8s namespace) can be migrated between paired clusters|
|Disaster Recovery (PX-DR)[Add-on]||yes/no||Enables synchronous and asynchronous DR features (requires 2.1 or later, needs additional license)|
|Virtual machine hosts||yes/no||Software may be deployed on VMs (including Amazon EC2, OpenStack Nova, etc…)|
|Bare-metal hosts||yes/no||Software may be deployed on commodity hardware|
The trial license activates automatically when the Portworx Enterprise license is installed. The trial license provides the full product functionality for 30 days.
DESCRIPTION ENABLEMENT ADDITIONAL INFO Number of nodes maximum 1000 Number of volumes maximum 1024 Volume capacity [TB] maximum 40 Storage aggregation yes Shared volumes yes Volume sets yes BYOK data encryption yes Resize volumes on demand yes Snapshot to object store yes Bare-metal hosts yes Virtual machine hosts yes Product SKU Trial expires in 6 days, 20:40
Trial license expiration
After the trial period expires, you cannot create new volumes or volume snapshots. You can restore normal functionality by purchasing and installing a Portworx Enterprise license.