Network Performance Monitor Licensing

Date:
08/17/2012
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This short video provides an explanation of the licensing tiers associated with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, and how the makeup of your network determines your licensing needs.
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[SolarWinds]

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[The information presented herein is for illustrative purposes only, and
licensing is unique for each specific customer.]

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[If interested in licensing SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, please
contact a SolarWinds Sales representative for more details.]

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[SolarWinds reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify its licensing
model at any time.]

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Hello, everyone. My name is Chris Lee.

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In this video, I will explain the licensing structure within

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SolarWinds' Network Performance Monitor, our NPM.

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NPM collects data and detailed information from any of your SNMP-enabled
devices,

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including routers, switches, firewalls, and servers.

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It is licensed in accordance with the largest number

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of the following three types of monitored elements:

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nodes, interfaces, and volumes.

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Let's discuss what constitutes these elements.

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Nodes include entire devices, for example, routers, switches,

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virtual and physical servers, and firewalls.

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Interfaces include switch ports, physical interfaces, virtual interfaces,

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and any any other single point of network traffic.

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Volumes are equivalent to the logical disk you are monitoring.

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For example, a C drive and D drive would count as two individual elements.

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The key point to remember is that the highest number of these three,

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dictates the licensing tier that you fall into.

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In most environments, the interface counts will be the driving factor.

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For example, an Engineer wanting to monitor an environment that consists of

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500 nodes, 1,800 interfaces, and 200 volumes would need a license

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that covers the maximum of the three.

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Again, in most cases, the maximum is usually driven by the interfaces, but not
always.

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Now, the next step is to perform a network discovery in NPM

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and decide on the elements that you would like to monitor

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and then chose a licensing tier that fits your environment.

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Within the NPM product, we have the following tiers:

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an SL100, an SL250, an SL500, an SL2000, and an SLX, which allows you

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 to monitor virtually an unlimited number of elements.

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So again, using the previous example with an SL500 this time,

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you would have the ability to monitor 500 nodes, 500 interfaces, and 500 volumes
each.

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If any one of those goes above 500, that would put you into the next licensing
tier.

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For more information or to download a 30-day trial of the Network Performance
Monitor,

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please visit SolarWinds.com. Thank you for watching and have a great day.

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