Licensing Server & Application Monitor

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This short video provides an explanation of the licensing tiers associated with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, and what factors contribute to determining your licensing needs.
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[SolarWinds]

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[Server & Application Monitor (SAM): A Guide to Licensing] Hello, my name is 

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Jeff Stewart, and I'm a Sales Engineer here at SolarWinds.

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In this video, I will explain the licensing structure 

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within the SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor,

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otherwise known as SAM.

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SAM monitors your critical servers and applications.

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The product is licensed in accordance with 

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the largest numbers of component monitors, 

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nodes, or volumes in your  environment.

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A component monitor can include,

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but is not limited to the following,

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a performance counter monitor, a service, or process monitor,

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or a script or SQL monitor that returns statistical information.

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Most customers leverage our pre-built and fully customizable 

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application templates for common applications 

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within their environment.

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These templates were created by SolarWinds,

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and offer expert advice on what you should monitor and why.

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Each template will include several application component monitors.

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For example, our MS-SQL template

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comes by default with 27 

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component monitors that monitor 

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various aspects of your MS-SQL application.

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A node is any device that you monitor 

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including servers, virtual machines,

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ESX hosts, UPS, or printers.

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A volume is any logical disk you monitor.

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Now, it's time to choose a licensing tier that best fits your environment.

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SAM offers the following tiers:

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An AL50 license, 

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an AL150 license,

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an AL300 license,

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an AL700 license,

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an AL1100 license,

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an AL1500 license,

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and an ALX license,

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which allows you to monitor virtually

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an unlimited number of component monitors, 

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nodes, and volumes.

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Let's take this example:

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I have 1 server with 2 logical drives, 

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a CND drive, running SharePoint.

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I want to monitor the underlying operating system

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using the Windows Server 2003/2008

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services and counters template, which has 14 component monitors.

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I want to monitor SharePoint itself 

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using the SharePoint Server 2010 template,

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which consists of 14 additional component monitors.

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My used or consumed license would look like such:

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28 component monitors, 1 node license,

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and 2 volume licenses.

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Please note, each environment will be different, 

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and you will work with a SolarWinds sales representative to find 

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the best licensing model for your environment.

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If you already own other SolarWinds Orion products, 

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the node and volume license count are additive,

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so you get the best price benefit.

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To download a 30-day trial of the Server and Application Monitor,

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please visit SolarWinds.com.

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For more information on SAM or a licensing model that works for your 
environment,

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please contact a SolarWinds sales representative. 

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Thanks for watching and have a great day.

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