2008r2 standard hyper-v confusion
I am confused about the hyper-v licencing in 2008r2 standard.
OK so we seem to need separate licences for each vm and standard comes with one.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
– A customer licensed with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard may run one instance of the server software in the physical operating system environment (POSE) and one instance of the server software in a virtual operating system environment (VOSE). If the customer is running the instance in the VOSE then the instance running in the POSE can only be used to manage the instance of the OS running in the VOSE.
Why does it say the physical machine can only be used to manage the virtual machine? Do you in effect get a free copy of server 2008r2? So with my single copy I can install the os, install hyper-v role and then using the same licence install 2008r2 as a vm?
What if I have purchased 2 copies of 2008r2 can I install this with all the server roles (ad, DNS) and then using my other licence install 2008r2 as a vm, so both servers have roles?
NB Just woken up so the above might not make much sense.