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Solarwinds Configuration and Licensing Questions

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We have Orion Solarwinds installed and working.  Problem is with SAM.  We have only 300 licenses and it is using thousands of them to monitor SAM.  We cannot afford to purchase more licensing.  I'm hoping someone has best practice or personal experience in configuring this so it does not use that many licenses per server.
Servers we need to monitor are:
6 Domain Controllers
4 Exchange Server - two are CAS and two are Mailboxes
Many SQL Servers... maybe 10 or 15 databases

What can you tell me to limit the licensing used to Monitor these in SAM?

Thanks,
Chris
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Each server that you monitor can use many license counts, due to the number of unique object that are monitored.  An average server can use between 25 - 50 license counts.  I would guess that your network needs a license count for 1000 - 1500 objects.  (That is a rough guess)

http://www.solarwinds.com/resources/videos/solarwinds-server-and-application-monitor-a-guide-to-licensing.html
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That is what we are encountering.  What we are looking for is how to monitor these the best way to not use that many licenses.  They are too expensive and we currently only have 300.

Any advise on limiting license use but still getting the what we need monitored?
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You'll have to go through the SAM components and see if there are any objects you don't need to track.
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