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FOS support of VM-ELA (Flex-VM) 6.4.2

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.

Corresponding SKUs:

  • 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.

To view Flex-VM licenses in the GUI:

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:

FOS support of VM-ELA (Flex-VM) 6.4.2

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.

Corresponding SKUs:

  • 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.

To view Flex-VM licenses in the GUI:

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: