About SEM licensing
Licensing a Security Event Manager deployment is based on two license types:
Universal license (SEM)
Workstation Edition license (SWE)
A Universal license (SEM) includes the number of universal nodes. Universal nodes include non-agent devices, such as switches, routers, and firewalls, and systems running either a Windows Server or Unix operating system. For example, a SEM deployment with SEM30 licenses can add 30 universal nodes.
A Workstation Edition license (SWE) includes the number of workstation nodes. Workstation nodes include desktop systems that run Windows for Workstations and the SEM Agent. For example, a SEM deployment with SWE250 licenses can add 250 Windows workstation nodes.
Contact SolarWinds Sales for a license type that supports the number of nodes you want to monitor in your deployment.