There are two different licensing options available for NSM/Cloud GMS.
NSM is designed forgeneration 7SonicWall firewalls, and its backward complitable with generation 6 SonicWall firewalls.
1: NSM Essential: Management with 7-day SFR(SonicWall Flow Report) based reporting. Customer with NSM Essential license will not get full reporting and Analytics. It has scheduled Management and CTA report but NO Flow based report.
2: NSM Advanced: Management with 7-day SFR based reporting + full 365 days of reporting and 30 days of analytics.
By default, Gen 7 will have option only for NSM Essential or NSM Advanced license. While Customers with Gen 6 and Gen 6.5 device with CSC License will be migrated to License based remaining active subscription as following:
NOTE:CSC-MA Management Lite license will be EOL. By default, these customers will not be moved over to NSM. If they purchase the license for CSC Management and/or Reporting, they will move to NSM Essential or NSM Advanced based on license as described in above table.
NSM Essential > Management + 7-day Reporting.
NSM Advanced > Management with full 365 days of reporting and 30 days of analytics.