Just what exactly do i need for my servers?
I want to propose a new server setup of;
2 standalone servers, 4 physical servers running Hyper-V hosting 6 Virtual Servers on 3 of these servers, the 4th being in place for failover.
Just exactly how many licenses of Windows Server do i need to buy to license all of this? do i need a license for each VM? i want to have everything running Server 2008 R2 if i can afford it, if not just the 4 virtual hosts running it with the standalone and VM's runnning Server 2008 standard which i THINK we have license keys for from an agreement which expired in 2008.
We also want Exchange upgrading to 2010 and the OS's its currently on upgrading from Server 2003 x64 to Server 2008 R2.
I also want to upgrade from Backup Exec 11d to 12d so how many remote agents do i need to purchase?
I'm just becoming confused with it all and not entirely confident that a company i have been in touch with are correct. They have tried to tell me that its cheaper for us to purchase VMWare ESXi Advanced over Hyper-V in this proposed server setup which i fail to see how that can be.