Dual processor with processor allocated to partition

Posted on 2006-03-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I am looking into installing a ISA server on a dual processor server 2003(ISA licensing is per processor). The sales guy mentioned you can partition the server and allocate a processor to each partition. Then we would only need to buy one license for ISA.

My question is what is required to set up the processor for each partition?
Question by:GRV001
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    I think its similar to a 1 processor license of Microsoft SQL Server. When you install the license you can just enable it on 1 CPU.
    It has nothing todo with partitions it woudn't make any sense, imho your sales person is wrong.
    Its an application that runs on 1 CPU or 2 it doesn't matter if its on 2 partitions or not.

    We've discussed this types of licenses with microsoft and it was no problem to install a single license on a dual CPU server as long the application only uses 1. This is configured in the application itself (at least its this way with microsoft SQL server). This is configured with a simple checkbox system CPU0 or CPU1.

    Hope this helps.

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