Hide this message
Looking to compare latest NPM features with previous versions of NPM?
The NPM new feature summary offers a comparison of new features and improvements offered with this release.
When you install an Orion Platform product, you can try a fully functional product for the trial period using an evaluation license. The evaluation period for most Orion Platform products takes 30 days. It begins when you install the product and do not have a commercial license activated. You can verify the amount of time remaining for the evaluation in the License Manager.
When evaluating High Availability, the evaluation period starts when you activate the evaluation license.
When you activate a commercial license for a product, the evaluation license expires, and you lose any remaining evaluation days for the product.
The only exception is the Orion Scalability Engine Evaluation License that covers unlimited number of APEs and AWS's until the end of the evaluation period even if you activate a commercial license.
The Evaluation license in the web-based License Manager is marked as expired until it is replaced by a commercial license.
When you install an Additional Polling Engine (APE) or Additional Web Server (AWS), you will find the Orion Scalability Engine Evaluation license in the License Manager on the main polling engine. With this license, each polling engine can poll unlimited number of elements for 30 days.
When you purchase and activate an APE or AWS license during the evaluation period, you can still install and use further APEs or AWS's with the Orion Scalability Engine Evaluation license until the end of the evaluation period.
When the Orion Scalability Engine Evaluation expires, the license is marked as expired in the License Manager. Purchase and activate the appropriate number of APE or AWS licenses.
Yes. If you purchased an APE license, and want to keep the option to evaluate an AWS in the future, activate the APE license before you install the APE.
When you install an AWS, the evaluation license will still be available.
You can also purchase an AWS license, activate the license before installing the AWS, and you will still be able to evaluate APEs.
With the High Availability Evaluation license, you can create an unlimited number of HA pools and use HA for 30 days. High Availability Evaluation licenses start the 30-day countdown when you add the first HA pool.
The 30-day evaluation period starts when you finish adding the first HA pool. The HA evaluation license is activated and assigned to the pool. You can check the number or remaining days next to the license in the web-based License Manager.
HA evaluation licenses expire after the 30-day evaluation period or when you add a commercial license key. When the evaluation license expires, all pools without a valid license are disabled.