Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

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 a SEM150 subscription can add 150 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 a SWE250 subscription 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.