Microsoft Server Licene in AHV

  • 17 February 2020
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  1. We are about to buy and 4 node box with 8*16 core processors. 
  2. On top we are going to utilize AHV
  3. Here we are going to run 2 or 3 Microsoft Operating system only

Now what version of microsoft license we need to buy?


Best answer by PDAABI 17 February 2020, 15:10

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You need to license the VM's itself, nothing to do with your Hypervisor.

Microsoft Windows Standard licenses allow you to run 2 VOSEs on 1 license, and you need at least 16 core licenses. So in regards to your VM's 2 or 3 (*16 core) Standard License


Microsoft Windows Datacenter licenses allow you to run unlimited VOSEs on 1 licenses, but you need to license ALL cores in your cluster (in this case 8*16 core)


Best is to always discuss with your sales rep for your licenses.