prove that SQL Server 2008 allows multiple instances using only 1 license
Posted on 2010-11-09
Thanks in advance for the help!
I have to prove to an otherwise knowledgeable experienced SQL Sever DBA that SQL Server2008 allows the use of multiple instances under one license in an enterprise or large scale environment. These two instances would be on the same virtual database server with each instance clearly visible to other.
Could you point me to the Microsoft web page which clearly provides this information for this large scale environment? or If I am mistaken, where does it say that another license is required.
I need additional evidence that each license is legal to use for X number of instances and details of the legal use of the license and the instances.
Otherwise a discussion will simply degenerate into a yes, you can and no, you can't argument.
Unfortunately, I do not know exactly what version of SQL Server 2008 is being used. It does involve the use RDP and cals.
How does the IP address of the instance affect this situation? I was told that each instance would need a new IP address? I do not know why.