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License types

Created by Melanie Boyd, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi on Mar 14, 2017

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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.

Database instance licenses

SolarWinds sells licenses by category according to the database edition they are authorized to monitor.

Category 1 licenses

  • Oracle: all editions except Standard and Express
  • Sybase: all editions except Express
  • DB2: all editions except Express
  • All Category 2 database types

Category 2 licenses

  • Oracle: Standard and Express editions
  • SQL Server: all editions
  • MySQL: all editions
  • Sybase: Express edition
  • DB2: Express edition

If you run out of Category 2 licenses, you can use Category 1 licenses instead. Category 1 licenses can monitor all database types.

Azure SQL Database license

  • Azure SQL Database: all editions, including databases in elastic pools

If you run out of Azure SQL Database licenses, you can use Category 1 or Category 2 licenses instead.

VM Option licenses

  • The VM option enables the DPA virtualization feature. This license is an add-on to a Category 1 or Category 2 license.

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.

All licenses are floating

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.

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09:40, 14 Mar 2017