AppInsight for Active Directory and component-based licensing
Per the SAM licensing model, when using AppInsight for Active Directory in environments with component-based licenses, 50 component monitors count against your licensed number of component monitors for each domain controller you decide to monitor.
AppInsight applications provide tremendous value within SAM while consuming a fixed number component monitor licenses. However, they cannot be partially unlicensed because the way they collect data differs significantly from traditional application monitor templates.
For example, if you have an active license for 1,500 component monitors and use AppInsight for Active Directory to monitor 5 domain controllers, 250 component monitors count against your total license. The amount of licenses used is strictly per monitored AppInsight for Active Directory application. The number of Active Directory instances you have on domain controllers affects the number of elements.
50 component monitors X 5 domain controllers = 250 component monitors used.
This leaves you with 1,000 component monitors available for use elsewhere.
1,500 component monitors – 250 component monitors used for AppInsight for Active Directory = 1,250 component monitors remaining.
If you choose not to use AppInsight for Active Directory, you are not penalized any number of component monitors.