How do I arrive at the Cloud Workload Assurance license count required for my AWS resources?
Last Updated March 03, 2019
How do I decide the number of Cloud Workload Assurance (CWA) licenses that I should buy for the AWS accounts of my organization?
Symantec Cloud Workload Assurance (CWA) lets you adopt a prepaid or postpaid licensing model. Each AWS account requires a minimum of one CWA license. For either of the pricing models, the number of resources that an account can monitor is 500.
So, the count of licenses can be calculated as: number of resources monitored
For example, if you have an AWS account with 600 resources, you require 2 CWA licenses. Similarly, if you have 2 AWS accounts with 300 resources and 350 resources respectively in each account, you require 2 CWA licenses.
Symantec Cloud Workload Assurance provides a python script to enable you to calculate the AWS resource count and thereby the required CWA license count.
Note: It is important to understand that the python script provided by CWA, does not make any changes to your AWS environment, it merely fetches the required data from the AWS services using Get APIs.