3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2015 9:37 PM by Leon Adato

    Solarwinds Lab Environment

    azabielski

      Hey All,

       

           We are looking for a lab for solarwinds were we can play with different features and upgrades before we push them to production. However we are told we need to to pay of ton of money for licensing and such however we don't even really need more than 10 licences for everything.... Is there anyone that has a lab here that hasn't had to pay an enormous amount of it or has a way to set one up for free? Any help would be amazing.

       

      Thanks Everyone...

        • Re: Solarwinds Lab Environment
          Leon Adato

          If you have a production license of SolarWinds already, you should talk to your sales rep about a lab license. Many customers get a significant discount on a second license for lab/dev purposes - and the license you buy for lab does NOT have to match prod. So you can have an NPM SL1000 license for prod, but get a discounted SL100 for your lab.

           

          As a second option - get involved here on Thwack and become an MVP. All of our MVP's get a free NFR (not for resale) license of every product SolarWinds offers.

           

          And of course, for short-term testing (sandbox, etc) your best bet is to download one of the 30-day trials.

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            • Re: Solarwinds Lab Environment
              azabielski

              Hey Leon,

               

                         Thanks for the info all of our Licences are SLX for the most part, but the quote we got was really high. How do i become and MVP here?

               

              Thanks again

                • Re: Solarwinds Lab Environment
                  Leon Adato

                  Just to clarify - even though your PRODUCTION licenses are SLX, you can request a lab license that is SL100. According to the SolarWinds - Price List - North America , that would cost $2,675 to buy at list price (not considering the discount for lab licenses - which can be significant for larger customers like you) and $534 per year in maintenance.

                   

                  As for becoming an MVP - contribute. Write posts and documents. Answer questions. Participate in UX (user experience) discussions and talk with the PM's about new features. Share SAM templates, alerts, device pollers, and customizations.

                   

                  It's not about having the highest point total. It's about being a valued member of the community.

                   

                  ie: A most valuable player.

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