Windows Thread, Windows Server Licensing and vMotion in Technical; Was just looking for some info on DataCenter Licensing as every clear as mud!!
I did come across this ...
6th March 2013, 07:50 PM #16
Was just looking for some info on DataCenter Licensing as every clear as mud!!
I did come across this post seems clear enough Windows Server 2012 Virtualisation Licensing Scenarios
6th March 2013, 09:46 PM #17
its all change with 2012 and really is quite simple - datacenter licensing makes sense if you have lots of VM's - there is a tipping point to where lots of standard licenses is cheaper.
6th March 2013, 09:49 PM #18
Yeah, we've decided that we're going to get 3x 2012 Datacenter licenses. 1 for each VM host as the new 2012 licensing is per server rather than per CPU.
6th March 2013, 10:19 PM #19
Not quite right...
Originally Posted by Chris_
It is per server but a single datacenter license gets you unlimited servers on a dual cpu server - if your servers had 4 sockets per machine then you would need 2 x datacenter licenses per machine
6th March 2013, 10:23 PM #20
Yes, you're right. Luckily our hosts are only dual CPU
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