Windows 2008 Ent with 4 licensed servers and VMWare
Posted on 2011-03-04
Does anyone have any best practice suggestions on how to deploy a Windows 2008 Ent server environment which the license supports up to four licensed Windows servers? Bringing up mutiple Window 2008 Server VMs on a VMWare ESX platform.
Should the 08Ent VM be deployed first, with its licensing service setup, prior to bringing the other 08 servers online? Is there any way in which the servers should *not* be deployed such that it is outside the Microsoft licensing guidelines in this setup?