Flex-VM is an Enterprise License Agreement for Virtual Machine licensing to help users manage and monitor their VM subscriptions on the FortiCloud portal. Resource consumption is calculated using a point based system.
The program allows a single VM consumption entitlement (corresponding to a license per VM) which contains both VM base and one of four FC/FGD protection services. Resource consumption is calculated based upon certain predefined points that are converted to monetary values on a daily-basis. Customers are not required to have a pair of VM base and FortiCloud service entitlements separately, or order every single entitlement per VM, which is the case for FGT-VM/VMv and S-series.
Flex-VM has two sub programs:
Prepaid for Enterprise: Point pack SKUs are purchased in advance. Points are deducted on a daily basis based on resource consumption. Unused points can be rolled over.
Postpaid for MSSP: Points are calculated based on resource consumption and are billed directly by the Fortinet Finance team. Purchase of a program SKU is required. Neither point pack SKUs nor roll-overs are applicable.
Flex VM Post_Paid: FC-10-ELAVS-221-02-DD
Flex VM Pre_Paid: FC-10-ELAVR-221-02-DD and LIC-ELAVM-10K
For information about the Flex-VM program, point packages, and deployment, see the following guides in the Fortinet Document Libary.
Go to Dashboard > Status. The Virtual Machine widget displays the Flex-Ve license.
The image below shows the Flex-VM post-paid license:
The image below shows the Flex-VM pre-paid license: