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Question: What are the differences among the different editions of Foxhound: Rental, Basic and Extended?
Question: What edition of Foxhound do I need?

Answer: The following chart is subject to change.

General Characteristics



Type of registration key
required for activation

Rental Basic Extended
How you obtain a
registration key

Purchase online Purchase online Purchase online
Installed copy
will expire

Yes, when the
rental period

No No
Installed copy may
be renewed before
or after expiry date

Yes, via purchase of
another Rental
registration key

- -
How is the new expiry
date for a renewal

By adding a new rental
period to the current
date or existing expiry
date, whichever is later

- -
Activation upgrade to a
different edition
is available

Yes, via purchase of a
New Basic Key or a
New Extended Key
Yes, via purchase of a
Basic To Extended Key
Adhoc reporting is
always available

Yes, even after
the rental period



Limitations on the Database Monitor



Schedules may be used
to control when samples
are recorded

No No Yes
Schedules may be used
to control when Alert
emails are sent

No No Yes
The AutoDrop feature may
be used to automatically
drop errant connections

No No Yes
option may be set for
Foxhound connections
to target databases

No No Yes
The Foxhound custom 'ping'
process may be run in
addition to, and instead of,
the Foxhound sample process

No No Yes
Maximum number of
connections to each
target database

100 * 100 * No limit
Maximum number of physical
CPUs used for each target
database on a SQL Anywhere
Version 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 server

1 ** 1 ** No limit
Target database may run on a
SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 or later
Standard or Advanced Edition

No *** No *** Yes
Maximum number of target
databases which may be
monitored at the same time
by a single copy of Foxhound

10 10 100
Maximum number of different
server names which may be
used when starting separate
instances of Foxhound ****

1 **** 1 **** Unlimited ****

* This limit on connections applies to all versions and editions of SQL Anywhere target databases and servers. The actual limit is 101 connections when you count the connection from Foxhound itself. Internal connections (e.g., connections made by events and web services) are counted in the total.

** This limit on physical CPUs does not apply to SQL Anywhere version 5.5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 target databases and servers. Also, it applies to the number of physical processors as given by the NumPhysicalProcessorsUsed server property, not the number of logical processors shown by "Using n CPUs" value in the Foxhound Database Monitor. For example, a single Intel Pentium 4 processor counts as 1 physical processor even though the separate HyperThreading units may show up as "Using 2 CPUs". Similarly, a single Intel Core2 Quad processor also counts as only 1 physical processor even though it may show up as "Using 4 CPUs".

*** This restriction on SQL Anywhere editions does not apply to SQL Anywhere target databases and servers earlier than version 11.0.1, which is when SQL Anywhere introduced the notion of different editions.

**** The Rental and Basic Editions allow only one instance of Foxhound to be started on the same local network, and the SQL Anywhere server name must be "foxhound4". The Extended Edition allows an unlimited number of Foxhound instances to be started on the same local network, with no restrictions on the SQL Anywhere server names; however, the License Agreement requires that a separate Extended Edition registration key be purchased for each multiple of 10 instances started.

See also...
How do I get a copy of Foxhound?
What happens when a copy of Foxhound expires?
What is the upgrade policy for installing new builds of Foxhound?
What is the Foxhound End-User License Agreement (EULA)?
Foxhound Extended edition is required for ...
What are the Foxhound system requirements?
How many target databases can one copy of Foxhound monitor?
Help - Introduction - Starting Multiple Copies of Foxhound

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