Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

Manage SEM licenses

View SEM license information

Use the following steps to view SEM license information.

See Choose a licensing method for your SEM deployment in the SEM Installation Guide to learn how SEM is licensed.

Manage licenses

On the Settings page, you can view, upgrade, activate, and deactivate your SEM license.

Only administrators can upgrade, activate, and deactivate a license.

To display license information, click the Settings icon, and click Manage License.

The link on the upper right will depend upon whether the license is active or inactive.

If you do not have a license or it is inactive, Activate license will be displayed.

  • For online activation: click Activate license, enter your license key, name, email, and phone number, and then click Activate.
  • For offline activation: click Activate license, use your unique ID to generate the license file, or click Browse to select your license file, and then click Activate.

    If you do not have a license key, click Purchase license key. This directs you to the current licensing options available for SEM on the SolarWinds website.

If SEM is licensed and activated, the options will be to Upgrade or Deactivate.

Enable SEM license recycling

License recycling allows you to collect and reuse licenses from nodes that have not sent an event to the SEM Manager within a specified amount of time.

  1. On the SEM console menu bar, navigate to Manage > Appliances.

  2. In the Appliances grid, select a SEM Manager (SEM VM instance).
  3. In the Properties pane, click the License tab.
  4. Select the Enable license recycling check box, and then complete the form.

  5. Select a defined time frame to recycle the license when a node has not sent an event.

  6. Select the time and day to check for recyclable licenses.

  7. Click the Nodes to check drop-down list and select an option.

  8. Click Update License.