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Allocate or deallocate DPA licenses

Created by Melanie Boyd, last modified by Melanie Boyd on Nov 07, 2017

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If your DPA server uses individual licenses, you must allocate a license to each registered database instance that you want to monitor. After the DPA trial period ends, DPA monitors only licensed database instances. Make sure that you have the correct license types for the database instances you want to monitor.

You can deallocate a license from one database instance in order to allocate it to another instance.

Allocate licenses to database instances

Use License Allocation to configure how your licenses are allocated to database instances. Allocate your SolarWinds DPA licenses to your registered database instances. SolarWinds DPA starts monitoring new instances immediately after you allocate your licenses. Category 1, Category 2, and Azure SQL Database licenses collect the data shown in the Performance view. VM licenses collect the data shown in the Virtualization view.

View current license allocation

  1. On the DPA homepage, click License Management.
  2. See the current license allocations in the summary boxes near the top of the License Allocation page.

Allocate licenses to database instances to monitor and collect information

  1. On the License Allocation page, find the database instance you want in the list of registered database instances.
  2. Select the Cat 1, Cat 2, or Azure check box next to the instance.
  3. Click Save.

    The license count is updated after you allocate a license.

Allocate VM licenses to VM database instances

If you have VM licenses, you must allocate a license to each database instance you want to collect virtual infrastructure-related data from. VM licenses are an addition to the regular SolarWinds DPA licenses required to normally monitor the database instance.

  1. On the License Allocation page, locate a VM-hosted database instance that has a Category 1 or 2 license allocated to it.
  2. Select the VM check box next to the instance.
  3. Click Save.

Deallocate licenses

You can deallocate the license from one database instance to make it available to another database instance.

  1. On the DPA homepage, click License Management.
  2. Clear the Cat 1, Cat 2, or Azure check box to deallocate licenses.

If you clear a Category 1 or 2 license from an instance that also has a VM license, SolarWinds DPA automatically clears the VM license as well.

Learn more

For more information about licensing, see the following topics:

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