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Micorosoft Licensing for VMWare

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Hello Experts,

 I have below questions on Microsoft OS Licensing in VMWare Enviorment

1. I know , Microsoft Licenses are assiged to physical server ? So , I belive this physical server is ESXi host ? So, Are we assignging these licenses to ESxi host? If yes , what is the method to assign them

2. I see in my enviornment they are using KMS to assign the Microsoft OS Licenses , Since we can run 4 W2k8 Enterpirse VM instance using one license , how they have defined this in KMS?

 As per my understanding KMS will assign one license to one windows server . How this is different when it comes to VMware?

Thanks,

_Prashant_
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Question by:Prashant Girennavar
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by:RickEpnet
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It is not different just assign the licenses as you would a physical server. That same key can be assign to 4 VMs.
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As far as I know the KMS won't assign any keys, but help in activating them. If you installed the w2k8 server via a MS-Select os media the keys are already set. With the help of the KMS server this 4 servers will now be activated automatically.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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1. Yes, physical licenses assigned to host, paper record

2. exactly the same, you need a KMS server.
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by:mohammadanwar
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MS licenses are applied to Operating Systems (or MS software) irrespective of where they are installed; on physical server or virtual server. Also, MS licenses cannot be applied to ESXi host, only ESXi licenses.

As mentioned by rjanowsky, KMS is just licenses activating tool on local LAN.
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