ApexSQL Monitor is licensed per SQL Server instance.
In other words, if you have a machine with 3 SQL Server instances to monitor or you have 3 separate SQL Servers all with one instance, you’ll need 3 ApexSQL Monitor licenses.
Q: How does licensing work in clusters?
A: For licensing in clusters, each SQL Server instance on an active node requires a license. Instances on the passive node don’t
Q: How does licensing work for AlwaysOn Availability Groups?
A: For licensing in AlwaysOn Availability Groups, each AlwaysOn replica requires a license regardless if it is set as primary or secondary.
Q: How long is the trial period?
A: The trial version lasts 14 days and the application is fully functional during that time. To check how many days of trial you have left, click About in the Resourcespage.
Q: What happens after the trial period expires?
A: When the trial expires, a notification will appear in the web GUI (see below).
Note that when this happens, active monitoring stops and performance metrics are no longer collected