Calculate SteelCentral License Units to Purchase

The License Calculator shows the number of license units you need to monitor your end user devices (reporting to Aternity), backend servers (reporting to AppInternals), or network monitoring (reporting to NetProfiler or AppResponse).

You can allocate license units to monitor any combination of devices, servers, or network, where each category consumes its own number of license units.

For example, you can purchase 1000 license units to monitor 1000 PCs, or you can use those same license units to monitor 700 PCs + 100 Macs + 130 mobile devices + 2 Java virtual machines on a backend server.

Tip

You can assign licenses to end user devices in Aternity's License Provisioning page (learn more).

You can always quickly find the latest version of this page by going to https://help.aternity.com/license.

Types of monitoring use different license units

Legacy end point licenses are now equivalent to SteelCentral™ license units. For example, 1000 SaaS end point licenses is the same as 1000 SteelCentral™ SaaS license units.

Use the license unit calculator to find the total units required in your deployment

There are several ways you can use your license units:

Type Units Description
Physical devices

1 unit

This license monitors the performance of a single end user device by deploying the Agent for End User Devices locally, which reports metrics to Aternity. It can be Windows or Mac, as a laptop, desktop, or surface PC. It requires a single license unit.

Monitor physical end user devices with the Agent for End User Devices locally
Virtual desktop users (VDI)

1 unit per username

This license reports the performance inside a single end user virtual desktop (VDI) to Aternity, where the VDI desktop image contains the Agent for End User Devices. All VDI sessions for a single user require one license unit.

Embed the Agent for End User Devices in a virtual desktop image to monitor its performance
Virtual app sessions

¼ unit per session (or one unit for four sessions)

This license reports the performance of a frontline end user virtual app session to Aternity. Deploy the Agent for End User Devices on a virtual app server like Citrix XenApp. Each named user running one or more monitored sessions requires a quarter (¼) of a license unit.

(From Agent 11) To monitor virtual app sessions (not VDI), you must also add the Virtual App Servers license (five units) to connect to this server.

Monitor activities in virtual apps
Virtual app servers (from Agent 11 only)

5 units per server

(From Agent 11 only) This license reports the resource usage and latency of a Citrix XenApp server as a whole to Aternity. Deploy the Agent for End User Devices on a XenApp server, where each server requires five license units.

Monitor virtual app server resources
Mobile devices B2E / B2C

B2E: 1 unit for one device

B2C: 1 unit for 100 devices

This license reports performance of one or more monitored mobile apps to Aternity, where each iOS or Android device reports a unique device ID. One B2E device requires one license unit, but for B2C apps, one device requires one hundredth (1/100) of a unit.

JVMs on app servers

35 units per JVM process

This license allows the Backend Agent to monitor the performance and usage of JVM processes and report metrics to AppInternals. Each monitored JVM process on a server requires 35 license units. For example, if one server hosts five monitored JVM processes, it requires 35 x 5 = 175 license units.

Deploying this also includes the Backend server license for this computer.

App servers with .NET

35 units per server

This license allows the Backend Agent to monitor the resource usage and performance of all running .NET processes on this server and reports metrics to AppInternals. Each server requires 35 license units, for all .NET processes on that server. For example, a single server hosting five monitored .NET processes requires the license units for just one server: 1 x 35 = 35 license units.

Deploying this also includes the Backend server license for this computer.

Containers

5 units per container

This license allows the Backend Agent to monitor the performance of sever-side app components within a single Docker instance (known as a container), and reports metrics to AppInternals. It requires five license units.

Deploying this also includes the Backend server license for this computer.

Flow Generation

3 units per server

This license allows the Backend Agent on a server to monitor traffic and generate network flows (known as SteelFlow Net) for reporting to NetProfiler.

This is especially useful for cloud servers, where you may not have access to routers which would normally generate those network flows for SteelCentral NetProfiler™. Each server with flow generation uses three license units (learn more).

Deploying this also includes the Backend server license for this computer.

Packet Mirroring

4 units per server

This license allows the Backend Agent to monitor and forward network packets to and from this server to SteelCentral AppResponse™ Cloud for further packet analysis. Each server with packet mirroring uses four license units (learn more).

Deploying this also includes the Backend server license for this computer.

Backend servers

2 units per server

This license allows the Backend Agent to monitor the server's resource usage, network usage, and process usage. It requires two license units.

If the server already has JVM or .NET monitoring, there is no need for additional units to monitor the server's resources.