Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform (HXDP) Software is offered as an annual software subscription (1 year or 3 years).
There are 3 software editions to choose from: Edge, Standard and Enterprise.
HXDP Edge is the most limited edition and does not have the following software capabilities: Microsoft Hyper-V support, Kubernetes Container Persistent Storage, CCP, Maximum cluster scale, NVMe Flash caching, Logical Availablity Zones, Stretched Clustering and Synchronous replication, SEDs, Client Authentication and Cluster Lockdown.
HXDP Enterprise has the following advanced capabilities not available in HXDP Standard: Stretched Clustering, Synchronous replication and support for HX Hardware Acceleration Engine (PCIe).
Compute-only nodes do not require a subscription fee (free license).