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Server 2012 Standard

I am considering moving from a Server 2008R2 Enterprise Hyper-V cluster to a Server 2012 Standard Hyper-V cluster. Server 2012 Standard only allows 2 Hyper-V Hosts per physical server.
If we use 2 hosts per server and I have to do maintenance or have a physical server failure, what will happen? Will my virtual servers not failover to the other servers? Or will it allow it for a certain period of time?
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abaskett
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Yes, it will fail over with no time restrictions.

Microsoft does not enforce where the licences are used, it’s up to the user (you) to respect the licence agreement.

However, I will still recommend using Datacenter license, if you are planning to add more Windows Server 2012 virtual machines in the future.
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abaskettAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick answer.
It's not my call for licensing, also the Datacenter version is a lot more expensive.
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