OnCommand Insight licenses

OnCommand Insight operates with licenses that enable specific features on the Insight Server.

Discover
Discover is the basic Insight license that supports inventory. You must have a Discover license to use OnCommand Insight, and the Discover license must be paired with at least one of the Assure, Perform, or Plan licenses.
Assure
An Assure license provides support for assurance functionality, including global and SAN path policy, and violation management. An Assure license also enables you to view and manage vulnerabilities.
Perform
A Perform license supports performance monitoring on asset pages, dashboard widgets, queries, and so on, as well as managing performance policies and violations.
Plan
A Plan license supports planning functions, including resource usage and allocation.
Host Utilization pack
A Host Utilization license supports file system utilization on hosts and virtual machines.
Report Authoring
A Report Authoring license supports additional authors for reporting. This license requires the Plan license.

OnCommand Insight modules are licensed for annual term or perpetual:

License keys are a set of unique strings that are generated for each customer. You can obtain license keys from your OnCommand Insight representative.

Your installed licenses control the following options that are available in the software:

Discover
Acquire and manage inventory (Foundation)
Monitor changes and manage inventory policies
Assure
View and manage SAN path policies and violations
View and manage vulnerabilities
View and manage tasks and migrations
Plan
View and manage requests
View and manage pending tasks
View and manage reservation violations
View and manage port balance violations
Perform
Monitor performance data, including data in dashboard widgets, asset pages, and queries
View and manage performance policies and violations

The following tables provide details of the features that are available with and without the Perform license for admin users and non-admin users.

Feature (admin) With Perform license Without Perform license
Application Yes No performance data or charts; no anomaly detection-related widgets
Virtual machine Yes No performance data or charts
Hypervisor Yes No performance data or charts
Host Yes No performance data or charts
Datastore Yes No performance data or charts
VMDK Yes No performance data or charts
Internal volume Yes No performance data or charts
Volume Yes No performance data or charts
Storage pool Yes No performance data or charts
Disk Yes No performance data or charts
Storage Yes No performance data or charts
Storage node Yes No performance data or charts
Fabric Yes No performance data or charts
Switch port Yes No performance data or charts; "Port Errors" shows "N/A"
Storage port Yes Yes
NPV port Yes No performance data or charts
Switch Yes No performance data or charts
NPV switch Yes No performance data or charts
Qtrees Yes No performance data or charts
Quota Yes No performance data or charts
Path Yes No performance data or charts
Zone Yes No performance data or charts
Zone member Yes No performance data or charts
Generic device Yes No performance data or charts
Tape Yes No performance data or charts
Masking Yes No performance data or charts
ISCSI sessions Yes No performance data or charts
ICSI network portals Yes No performance data or charts
Search Yes Yes
Admin Yes Yes
Dashboard Yes Yes
Widgets Yes Partially available (only asset, query, and admin widgets are available)
Violations dashboard Yes Hidden
Assets dashboard Yes Partially available (storage IOPS and VM IOPS widgets are hidden)
Manage performance policies Yes Hidden
Manage annotations Yes Yes
Manage annotation rules Yes Yes
Manage applications Yes Yes
Queries Yes Yes
Manage business entities Yes Yes
Feature User - with Perform license Guest - with Perform license User - without Perform license Guest - without Perform license
Assets dashboard Yes Yes Partially available (storage IOPS and VM IOPS widgets are hidden) Partially available (storage IOPS and VM IOPS widgets are hidden)
Custom dashboard View only (no create, edit, or save options) View only (no create, edit, or save options) View only (no create, edit, or save options) View only (no create, edit, or save options)
Manage performance policies Yes Hidden Hidden Hidden
Manage annotations Yes Hidden Yes Hidden
Manage applications Yes Hidden Yes Hidden
Manage business entities Yes Hidden Yes Hidden
Queries Yes View and edit only (no save option) Yes View and edit only (no save option)