Each database instance you monitor with SolarWinds DPA requires a license. You must buy a database instance license for each database instance you monitor. In addition, you can buy virtual machine licenses to monitor the virtual infrastructure hosting a database instance.
To purchase licenses, contact the SolarWinds sales team.
SolarWinds sells licenses by category according to the database edition they are authorized to monitor.
If you run out of Category 2 licenses, you can use Category 1 licenses instead. Category 1 licenses can monitor all database types.
If you run out of Azure SQL Database licenses, you can use Category 1 or Category 2 licenses instead.
Purchase optional VM licenses to see information related to the virtual infrastructure of database instances in the Virtualization view. You can use one license to see VM-related information for one database instance.
A VM license can be applied only to a database instance for which you purchased a database instance license.
You can register more instances than you have licenses for. On the license allocation page, assign the licenses to the instances you want to monitor.
DPA does not collect data from registered database instances that are not licensed. You can view previously collected data on those instances, however.