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Dynatrace Managed perpetual license availability


Hi all, I have a question regarding to Dynatrace product, specifically Dynatrace Managed, which I believe is the Full-Stack version. I was told that this product line does not have Perpetual Licensing, but subscription version only. Can anyone confirms it? Thank you




I would recommend you reading Dynatrace license lifecycle and contact Sales if you still have doubts.

Best regards


Hi Anton, 

Thank you for you reply. I already looked at this document that you mentioned, but the content didn't meet our customer expectation. I'd try to dig in somewhere else.

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Perpetual licensing was available some years ago, but is not anymore.

Dynatrace does support though existing perpetual license customers, and I know of one such case.

Antonio Sousa

I have customer asked me some questions regarding to the product they are using, which is the Full-Stack Monitoring version. They said that they had bought a Perpetual Licensing Full-stack to monitor 5 systems (Some years ago). Their concerns were like:

1/ Will they still receiving any support from Dynatrace if they decided to stay using that Perpetual Licensing?

2/ Is it possible for them to update to latest version of that Dynatrace Managed even after the License has expired? 


Hi Antonio,

Thank you for confirmation on this. I did try to contact the support center, most of them did indeed said the same thing as you say. There used to be a Perpetual Licensing for Full-Stack Monitoring, but now they don't.


And new Dynatrace features in relation to Grail will be available only in SaaS instead of Managed. I do not know if migrate from Managed to SaaS is a viable option to you.

This is not in relation to your question but thiking in long term, SaaS will offer more than Managed (in my opinion).

Best regards



Hello @nsuspect . 

Is it possible that your customer is talking about a Dynatrace "AppMon" perpetual license? And wants to know how this correlates to Dynatrace "Managed" licensing?

If so, I imagine that this would be some sort of negotiation for a conversion, and that you'd move to a subscription.

Don't forget that the old AppMon perpetual licenses did have a recurring maintenance fee...

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