As we have limited Win2008 licence (& CPU & RAM) for VMs
at our DR site to support four production sites, in the event
of failover from 2 production sites (we only commit that at
any one time, 2 production sites will fail), we are setting up
only half the required VMs to support the 4 production sites.
In the event 2 of the production sites fail, we'll then shut
down the other 2 non affected production sites' VMs at the
DR site & then only boots up the additional VMs for the
affected sites' VMs.
When a VM is shut down, is the CPU processor, RAM & disk
resource still allocated to the shutdown VM?
I suppose for a shutdown VM, the Windows licence is treated
as not active, so we won't exceed our Windows volume licence