The public beta for vCenter Log Insight was just released a couple of weeks ago. With vCenter Log Insight you can do advanced log analyses and the product integrates with vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.1. vCenter Log Insight became GA yesterday, VMware is now offering a special promotion for this product:
For a limited time, receive a 25-OSI pack license for VMware vCenter™ Log Insight™ and one year of corresponding Basic Support and Subscription (SnS) at no additional charge with purchase of VMware vSphere® Enterprise, vSphere Enterprise Plus, vSphere with Operations Management™, vCloud® Suite, and vCenter Operations Management Suite™ Advanced or vCenter Operations Management Suite Enterprise SKUs between June 27, 2013 and July 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm PT
So, when you buy vSphere Ent, Ent+, vSOM, vCloud Suite or the vCops Suite you get a 25 OSI license for the product for free including SnS for 1 year. The licensing model for Log Insight is OSI based:
VMware vCenter Log Insight is licensed on a per operating system instance (OSI) basis, which is defined as any server, virtual or physical, with an IP address that generates logs, including network devices and storage arrays.
With Log Insight, you can analyze an unlimited amount of log data per OSI. The advantage of this is a simple and predictable pricing model that is based on the size of the infrastructure; it does not force you to buy additional licenses to cover the worst-case scenario and pay more for increased log volumes.
As far as I understand you can license for example 1 vCenter Server and 24 ESXi Servers with a 25 OSI license. Notice that vCenter Log Insight is not included in any vSOM, vCloud or vCops Suite; it’s just available as a stand-alone product:
— Ben Scheerer (@benscheerer) July 10, 2013