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 SEM Event Console Settings page, you can view, upgrade, activate, and deactivate your SEM license.

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

On the SEM Event Console, click the Settings button, and then click the Manage License tab.

Upgrade a license

On the Manage License tab, click Upgrade license for online and offline license activation, or to purchase a license key.

  1. On the Manage License tab, click Upgrade license.
  2. For online activation, enter your license key, name, email, and phone number, and then click Activate.


    For offline activation, 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.

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.