AppInsight For Exchange and component-based licensing

Per the SAM licensing model, when using AppInsight for Exchange in environments with component-based licenses, 50 component monitors count against your licensed number of component monitors per Exchange Server.

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. You can disable some components within AppInsight applications but they will not reclaim component monitor licenses because AppInsight applications typically monitor far greater than 50 components.

For example, if you have an active license for 1,500 component monitors and use AppInsight for Exchange to monitor 88 mailboxes over ten Exchange servers, 500 component monitors count against your total license. The amount of licenses used is strictly per Exchange server instance. The number of mailboxes you have on these servers affects the number of elements. For details on scalability, see the Scalability Engine Guidelines for SolarWinds Orion Products.

(50 component monitors X 10 Exchange Servers = 500 component monitors used.)

This leaves 1,000 component monitors available for use elsewhere.

(1,500 component monitors – 500 component monitors used for AppInsight for Exchange = 1,000 component monitors remaining).

Also note that if you choose not to use this application, you are not penalized any number of component monitors.

The example below illustrates a situation where you have 40 available component monitors available, but surpassed your allowed number of 300 monitors by 60. AppInsight applications are licensed as 50 monitors per application and cannot be partially licensed, as described above. Although you may be able to disable some components in an AppInsight application, they will not reclaim component monitor licenses because AppInsight applications typically monitor far greater than 50 components.