EMC IsilonSD Edge licensing overview

With EMC IsilonSD Edge, you can configure one license per cluster to manage your storage requirements. This license contains a cluster license and a OneFS features license. These two licenses determine the maximum number of nodes, capacity, memory, vCPU, disks, and IsilonSD cluster features that are available to you.

You can install IsilonSD Edge by configuring a free license that is bundled with your installation package. However, this license does not support all of the advanced cluster capabilities. Purchase an Edge or Edge-Flex license to access advanced cluster features depending on scenarios described in the section Upgrading IsilonSD Edge licenses in the IsilonSD Edge With IsilonSD Management Server 1.0.2 Installation and Administration Guide.

For questions related to the licensing support, contact the EMC eLicensing team. For information regarding the purchase of licenses, contact your EMC Isilon sales representative.

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If you have deployed an IsilonSD cluster by configuring the free license, you are not entitled to any support from EMC Isilon for product-related questions. You can post your questions at https://community.emc.com/community/products/isilon for assistance.

The following table summarizes the availability of the cluster features depending on the type of licenses you have configured for your installation.

Feature
Function
Free license
Edge and Edge-Flex licenses
CloudPools
Creates file pool policies that archive files to the cloud
no
yes
NFS, SMB, HTTP, FTP, HDFS
File-sharing and transfer protocols
yes
yes
InsightIQ
Monitors and analyzes the performance of a cluster to help you optimize storage resources and forecast capacity
yes
yes
SyncIQ
Asynchronously replicates data on another cluster and supports failover and failback between clusters
yes
yes
SmartLock
Protects critical data from malicious, accidental, or premature alteration or deletion.
no
yes
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IsilonSD Edge supports the SmartLock software module both in the enterprise and compliance modes. However, if the cluster is running in compliance mode, you cannot add new nodes to the cluster. Also, the IsilonSD cluster may not comply with SEC regulations.

SmartConnect Advanced
Manages round-robin connections, CPU utilization, connection counting, and throughput balancing
yes
yes
SmartPools
Groups nodes and files into pools
yes
yes
SmartDedupe
Saves storage space on a cluster by reducing redundant data
yes
yes
SmartQuota
Monitors and enforces administrator-defined storage limits
yes
yes
SnapShotIQ
Creates snapshots to protect data against accidental data deletion and modification and restores modified or deleted data
yes
yes
Swift
Provides object-based storage capabilities
yes
yes
Two-way NDMP backup
A Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) in which a data management application (DMA) on a backup server instructs a Backup Accelerator node on the cluster to back up data to a tape media server that is attached to the Backup Accelerator node
no
no
Three-way NDMP backup
A Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) in which a data management application (DMA) on a backup server instructs the cluster to back up data to a tape media server that is attached either to the LAN or directly to the DMA
yes
yes