Enterprise tier in Azure Marketplace
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This article applies to: ❌ Basic/Standard tier ✔️ Enterprise tier
This article describes the Azure Marketplace offer and license requirements for the VMware Taznu components in the Enterprise tier in Azure Spring Apps.
Enterprise tier and VMware Tanzu components
The Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier is optimized for the needs of enterprise Spring developers and provides advanced configurability, flexibility, and portability. Azure Spring Apps also provides the enterprise-ready VMware Spring Runtime with 24/7 support in a strong partnership with VMware. You can learn more about the tier's value propositions in the Enterprise plan section of What is Azure Spring Apps?
Because the Enterprise tier provides feature parity with the Standard tier, it provides a rich set of features that include app lifecycle management, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
The Enterprise tier provides the following managed VMware Tanzu components that empower enterprises to ship faster:
- Tanzu Build Service
- Application Configuration Service for Tanzu
- Tanzu Service Registry
- Spring Cloud Gateway for Tanzu
- API portal for VMware Tanzu
- Application Live View for VMware Tanzu
- Application Accelerator for VMware Tanzu
The pricing for Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier is composed of the following two parts:
- Infrastructure pricing, set by Microsoft, based on vCPU and memory usage of apps and managed Tanzu components.
- Tanzu component licensing pricing, set by VMware, based on vCPU usage of apps.
For more information about pricing, see Azure Spring Apps pricing.
To provide the best customer experience to manage the Tanzu component license purchasing and metering, VMware creates an Azure Spring Apps Enterprise offer in Azure Marketplace. This offer represents a Tanzu component license that is automatically purchased on behalf of customers during the creation of an Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier instance.
Under this implicit Azure Marketplace third-party offer purchase from VMware, your personal data and application vCPU usage data is shared with VMware. You agree to this data sharing when you agree to the marketplace terms upon creating the service instance.
To purchase the Tanzu component license successfully, the billing account of your subscription must be included in one of the locations listed in the Supported geographic locations of billing account section. Because of tax management restrictions from VMware in some countries, not all countries are supported.
The extra license fees apply only to the Enterprise tier. In the Azure Spring Apps Standard tier, there are no extra license fees because the managed Spring components use the OSS config server and Eureka server. No other third-party license fees are required.
On the Azure Spring Apps Enterprise offer page in Azure Marketplace, you can review the Tanzu component license pricing as shown in the following image.
You can use the Azure portal or the Azure CLI to provision an Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier service instance. You can also select Subscribe on the Azure Marketplace offer page to create the service instance. Azure Marketplace redirects you to the Azure Spring Apps creation page.
You must understand and fulfill the following requirements to successfully create an instance of Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier when purchasing the Azure Marketplace offer.
Your Azure subscription must be registered to the
Microsoft.SaaSresource provider. For more information, see the Register resource provider section of Azure resource providers and types.
Your Azure subscription must have an associated payment method. Azure credits or free MSDN subscriptions aren't supported. For more information, see the Purchasing requirements section of What is Azure Marketplace?
Your Azure subscription must belong to a billing account in a supported geographic location defined in the Azure Spring Apps Enterprise offer in Azure Marketplace. For more information, see the Supported geographic locations of billing account section.
Your region must be available. Choose an Azure region currently available. For more information, see In which regions is Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier available? in the Azure Spring Apps FAQ.
Your organization must allow Azure Marketplace purchases. For more information, see the Enabling Azure Marketplace purchases section of Azure Marketplace.
Your organization must allow acquisition of any Azure Marketplace software application as described in the Purchase policy management section of Azure Marketplace purchasing.
You must accept the marketplace legal terms and privacy statements while provisioning the tier on the Azure portal, or you can use the following commands to do so in advance.
az term accept \ --publisher vmware-inc \ --product azure-spring-cloud-vmware-tanzu-2 \ --plan asa-ent-hr-mtr
Supported geographic locations of billing account
To successfully purchase the Azure Spring Apps Enterprise offer on Azure Marketplace, your Azure subscription must belong to a billing account in a supported geographic location defined in the offer.
The following table lists each supported geographic location and its ISO 3166 two-digit alpha code.
|United Arab Emirates||AE|
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