On AWS, there are usually two order types: BYOL and on-demand.
BYOL offers perpetual (normal series and v-series) licensing as opposed to on-demand, which is an hourly subscription available with marketplace-listed products. BYOL licenses are available for purchase from resellers or your distributors, and prices are listed in the publicly available price list which is updated quarterly. BYOL licensing provides the same ordering practice across all private and public clouds, no matter what the platform is. You must activate a license for the first time you access the instance from the GUI or CLI before you can start using various features.
With an on-demand subscription, the FortiGate-VM becomes available for use immediately after you create the instance. Different tiers on number of managed devices with term-based prices (hourly or annually) are mentioned in the marketplace product page.
For BYOL and on-demand deployments, cloud vendors charge separately for resource consumption on computing instances, storage, and so on, without use of software running on top of it (in this case the FortiGate-VM).
For BYOL, you typically order a combination of products and services including support entitlement. On-demand includes support, for which you must contact Fortinet Support with your customer information. See Support Information on the marketplace product page.
To purchase on-demand, all you need to do is subscribe to the product on the marketplace. However, you must contact Fortinet Support with your customer information to obtain support entitlement. See Creating a support account. For the latest on-demand pricing and support details, see the following marketplace product pages:
- FortiManager Centralized Security Management (Max 2 managed devices)
- FortiManager Centralized Security Management (Max 10 managed devices)
- FortiManager Centralized Security Management (Max 30 managed devices)
- FortiManager Centralized Security Management (Max 100 managed devices)
- FortiManager Centralized Security Management (Max 500 managed devices)
On-demand FortiGate-VM instances do not support the use of virtual domains (VDOMs). If you plan to use VDOMs, deploy BYOL instances instead.