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    You don't get a free FULL MS licence when using hyper-v unless..

    A few posts on EG have mentioned being able to install 2008R2 standard in hyper-v using the licence of the host 2008R2. What I have found is that licence is only valid if your host system is only used as a hyper-v server and nothing else. The instant you use it for anything like being a print server it voids the virtual licence.

    Just wanted to post my findings as I didn't know this.

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    Indeed that is the case. However, if you use Server Enterprise, this allows you to use 4 client licenses on top of an install just used for Hyper-V.

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    Windows Server 2008 R2: Comparing Technical Features and Specifications

    go to the bit "Virtual Image Use Rights" in the table that should show you what you need.


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    This is why most people using Hyper-V buy the Enterprise or Data Center editions of Windows Server 2008 R2.

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    Enterprise is currently £180
    Dataserver is currently £182.....

    Dataserver has unlimited virtual machines...

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    I actually didn't know this. We have 3 Hyper-V servers on Enterprise licences, 2 are doing nothing else, but one is running Backup Exec purely because I needed to use USB. So I cannot do this?

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    So if I run Hyper-V on the TIN and then buy a Datacentre 2008 R2 license I can run as many copies of 2008 R2 as the host can handle?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Enterprise is currently £180
    Dataserver is currently £182.....

    Dataserver has unlimited virtual machines...
    Enterprise is per host, though, and data center is per processor; assuming you want to run more than 4 VMs you probably have at least two sockets filled in your mobo, therefore cost for the host is £364

    Education pricing is much lower than that, though...

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    Do you not have to have a license for each VM OS ?
    I thought the "enterprise" limitation was just the number of VMs not to do with the licensing of each VM?

    £178 Ramesys education price for Datacentre. Could I have got it cheaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Do you not have to have a license for each VM OS ?
    I thought the "enterprise" limitation was just the number of VMs not to do with the licensing of each VM?

    £178 Ramesys education price for Datacentre. Could I have got it cheaper?
    No, Enterprise allows 4 simultaneous installs of Windows Server running on a single host, fully licensed. You can run as many VMs as you want on a HyperV server, if you have other licenses as well (or, say, you're running linux vms).

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Do you not have to have a license for each VM OS ?
    I thought the "enterprise" limitation was just the number of VMs not to do with the licensing of each VM?

    £178 Ramesys education price for Datacentre. Could I have got it cheaper?
    I paid £81 per processor i.e. £162 per virtual host - so if that price was just for a server with two processors, you're about right, if that was the price per processor...

    (enterprise was £80 per server iirc, and standard only £25)

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    I paid that per processor
    We have a select agreement, not a school agreement? Could I ask who did you purchase from please?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    I paid that per processor
    We have a select agreement, not a school agreement? Could I ask who did you purchase from please?
    Thanks
    Not sure if I'm allowed to say out loud in the forum, so I'll PM it over to you now

    EDIT: er, saying all that, looking at the VLSC now... that might be an annual price I'm paying there. So you might be alright to be honest...
    Last edited by sonofsanta; 27th September 2011 at 02:24 PM.

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    Another VM licensing question...

    Ive just activated my datacentre install and have now just installed server 2008 R2 enterprise.. It is asking for me to activate..
    Should I need to if I am fully licensed for 4+1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Another VM licensing question...

    Ive just activated my datacentre install and have now just installed server 2008 R2 enterprise.. It is asking for me to activate..
    Should I need to if I am fully licensed for 4+1?
    With Datacentre, you're licensed for 1 host and unlimited vms (not 4+1). You will need to activate though, as there's no difference really between VM installs and host installs.

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