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How are AppDynamics Pro Trial and AppDynamics Lite licenses different?

What do I need to know about transitioning from AppDynamics Pro Trial to AppDynamics Lite licenses?

 

The AppDynamics SaaS Pro Trial license is available as a free 15-day trial period. If the license isn’t upgraded by end of trial, your AppDynamics SaaS Pro Trial will automatically transition to AppDynamics Lite, our free product edition.

 

Both the AppDynamics Pro Trial and AppDynamics Lite licenses are SaaS, and not for on-premises deployments.

 

NOTE: This article contains information about licenses under the Agent-based Licensing model. Learn more about licensing models in the AppDynamics Licensing documentation.

 

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What happens when a 15-day Pro trial account expires?

When a trial period ends and AppDynamics detects an expired AppDynamics Pro Trial license, t

the Controller resets all agents and the account transitions to a free AppDynamics Lite license. The Lite license has limitations to number of agent units, End User Monitoring, query time frame, and number of applications monitored.

 

See information on resetting app agents under Reset App Agents in the Manage App Agents documentation

 

Agent Registration

After the reset, the Controller limits agent registration and license usage to the first of each type of the following agent types in use:

  • Java Agent
  • .NET Agent
  • PHP Agent
  • Node.js Agent. 

 

NOTE: AppDynamics recommends that you uninstall any agents you do not use. For instructions on how to uninstall an agent, see the uninstall topic corresponding to your agent type under Install App Server Agents documentation.

 

Lite License Account History

With the Lite License, account history is retained for only 24 hours.

 

How do I move from a free license to a paid one?

To upgrade to a paid license, contact your sales representative. See AppDynamics Pricing for license purchase or change information.


 

What features are included in Lite licenses?

AppDynamics Lite provides the same application monitoring and troubleshooting features as the AppDynamics Pro trial license. The Lite license has limitations to number of agent units, End User Monitoring, query time frame, and number of applications monitored.

 

  • AppDynamics Lite License Units
  • Synthetic License features and distinctions
  • License usage period
  • Optimize license consumption
  • Real User Monitoring
  • Browser Real User Monitoring
  • Mobile Real User Monitoring
  • Synthetic Monitoring
  • IoT Monitoring

 

Lite license unit features

AppDynamics Lite includes these license units: 

AppDynamics Lite - License Units
Application Monitoring
You can manage five applications on AppDynamics Lite, as well as on AppDynamics Self-Service Pro Trial and Standard editions.
Agents
  • 1 unit of Java APM
  • 1 unit of .NET APM
  • 1 unit of PHP APM
  • 1 unit of Node.js APM
  • 1 unit of Python APM
  • 1 unit of Web Server APM
  • 1 unit of Database Monitoring 
  • 6 units of Server Monitoring
    (via Standalone and .NET Machine Agents)
EUM

For End User Monitoring, AppDynamics EUM Lite provides access to a subset of features of the Pro license 

 

NOTE: Real User Monitoring (RUM) is currently a bundled license for Browser and Mobile RUM (BRUM and MRUM)

 

BRUM and MRUM
Access to the Crash Dashboard and Crash Snapshots (covering the previous 365 days) for 2 million Active Agents

 

Synthetic Hosted Agent
Allows only 4,000 STB/month, and on-demand jobs (SaaS)

 

IoT

See details below.

Queries

AppDynamics Lite restricts queries to the last 24 hours both from the user interface and through the API. 

 

Additional Resources

EUM Accounts, Licenses, and App Keys 

License Entitlements and Restrictions


 

Appendix | Browser Real User Monitoring (BRUM) license features

One Lite license includes access to the Crash Dashboard and Crash Snapshots (covering the previous 365 days) for 2 million Active Agents. Browser RUM lite license types and features are:

 

BRUM - Lite License Features

Geo Dashboard

for the last 24-hour period
for up to 500 million Pageviews

Page/iframe List

for the last 24-hour period
for up to 500 million Pageviews

Usage Statistics

for the last 24-hour period
for up to 500 million Pageviews

 

Mobile Real User Monitoring (MRUM) types and feature comparison

Mobile Real User Monitoring (MRUM) License Types

License Type

License Edition

Metering Unit

Description

Mobile RUM

(SaaS and
On-premises)

Pro

Active Agents

A Mobile RUM (Pro) license is based on "Active Agents". An "Active Agent" means a unique installation of an application instrumented with a Mobile RUM that was launched on a device in a given calendar month. 

With a Mobile RUM (Pro) license, you have up to 5,000 Active Agents per month.

Lite

One Lite license unit includes access to the Crash Dashboard and Crash Snapshots (covering the previous 365 days) for 2 million Active Agents.

 

Browser Synthetic Monitoring  license types and features are:

Browser Synthetic Monitoring License Types

License Type

License Edition

Metering Unit

Description

Synthetic Hosted Agent

Pro

Synthetic Time Blocks (STBs)

A Synthetic Hosted Agent license is based on Synthetic Time Blocks (STBs). One STB equals a 5-second block of time.

Lite

A Lite Edition license allows 4,000 Synthetic Time Blocks (STBs) per month and only allows you to create on-demand jobs (for SaaS deployments only).

Synthetic Private Agent

Pro

Pages x Locations

The Synthetic Private Agent (Pro) licensing is based on page counts and locations. License units are calculated by multiplying the number of visited pages by the number of locations (round-robin or not). 

For example, a synthetic job visiting two pages in three locations would use six license units.

Unlimited Locations

Pages

The Synthetic Private Agent (Unlimited Locations) license is based on the number of visited pages. 

For example, a synthetic job visiting two pages in three locations would simply use two license units.

 

License Usage Period 

The usage period begins and the meter resets on the first of each month at 12:00 am PST. 

 

IoT Monitoring

IOT  Monitoring License Types

IOT  Monitoring (SaaS)

License Edition

Metering Unit

Description

SaaS

Peak

Unique Devices

An application instance can be embedded on one or more connected devices.

One IoT license includes 1,000 Application Instances

 

Usage Period

The usage period for IoT is always the current month, even for multi-year licenses. The usage period begins and the meter resets on the first of each month at 12:00 am PST.

 

 

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