NetApp HCI software licensing is separate from hardware pricing. The decoupling provides a choice between per node and capacity pricing. The capacity pricing model allows usage of the licensed storage capacity across an entire enterprise (multiple sites, multiple solutions). Currently 25TB and 100TB packs exist.
There are no separate software editions with regards to NetApp HCI. Each node comes equiped with an all-inclusive feature set. This means that without exception all storage software capabilities are available for use.
NetApp ONTAP Select is optional for providing file services and requires a separate per TB capacity license (Standard or Premium).
The NetApp HCI solution comes with a 90-day trial license for VMware, which allows the NetApp Deployment Engine (NDE) to install and configure the VMware software. VMware software licenses must be purchased separately.