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can someone explain to me how this licensing works

i hyper-v
if you install windows 2008 enterprise on the host you are entitled to 4 viruals on that host

how does this work in vmware ?
 do you install a vm with enterprise edition then install 3 standard and still be licesnsed?
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by:ActiveDirectoryman
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For the enterprise edition of server 2008 you get 4 virtual machine licenses

With Server 2008 Datacenter you have unlimited virtual machine licenses.

As with vmware I dont understand what you are asking.
Vmare licensing is different from hyper v and server 2008. they are not same.

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by:coolsport00
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"dano992"...there was a good discussion on this a few months ago (Dec, to be exact); see:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_26660415.html

Regards,
~coolsport00
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by:kevinhsieh
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The VM licensing for Windows Server Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter are for licensing Windows on the VMs and are independant of the virtualization platform. For licensing purposes Microsoft doesn't care if you use VMware, Hyper-V, Xen Server, Virtual Box, or whatever. So, if assign a Windows Enterprise license to a VMware host, you are still licensed for the 4 Windows VMs.
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im not really that knowledgeble in vmware how would one assign a windows 2008 enterprise to the host (how does the vmware host run windows,doesnt it run vmware)

i hyper-v the host (hyporvisor) runs windows then the vms are created on top
how doe this work in Vmware?
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You don't 'assign' any Windows version to the host...you just install that version (Enterprise) as a guest OS within a VM. Yes, you install ESX/ESXi directly on the host, not Windows. VMs are created by logging into ESX/ESXi (or by logging into vCenter) using the vSphere Client. That's another topic for another question though :)

Hope that helps.

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by:coolsport00
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I recommend going here: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esx41_vc41.html, Guides and Papers tab and reviewing some Guides (Getting Started, ESX/vCenter Install, and VM Admin Guide to begin with).

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by:kevinhsieh
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When you assign a Windows license to a host, you just make a notation in your records that the license is being used on a particular host. It is a paperwork operation, not a technology operation. It is done for licensing compliance.
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