?
Solved

SQL on ESXi 5.0 license issue

Posted on 2013-06-30
2
Medium Priority
?
207 Views
Last Modified: 2013-07-16
best practice to save money ?

I have a ERP systems that i want to install SQL 2012 and what to buy the licenses most efficiently, there is about 25 users of the system in a company of about 130 ppl so I can not imagine the load would be to bad

so : enterprise sql 2012  for 4 CPU ? and configure it virtually to use 2vCPU for the guest os to use ?

and then I could have a failover server with 2vPU on another phycial ESXi server

am I missing something ?
0
Comment
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Mysidia earned 1000 total points
ID: 39288962
Are you sure you actually need the features that are only available in SQL Enterprise?

SQL Server Business Intelligence Edition or   Standard is also available in a Server + CALs  model;  so you could consider purchasing SQL Standard + 25 SQL CALs.


You need to license failover server if it is to be always on,  such as in high availability configurations --   SQL licenses can be reassigned to an offline physical server, if the live one permanently fails,     or  moved to a new physical server once every ~90 days.


Being only 25 users, though...   I would question if  high availability is necessary  and provides a significant benefit to the business, for all it costs for the extra licensing and infrastructure.
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Raj-GT
Raj-GT earned 1000 total points
ID: 39289598
I agree with Mysidia that Enterprise licensing looks like an overkill in this scenario. Also with SQL 2012 you have to license a minimum of 4 core per VM so you will in effect, need 8 core licenses for the above.

Check the links below for an overview on SQL 2012 licensing.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2011/11/30/a-concise-sql-server-2012-licensing-overview.aspx

http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/5/D/A5D112E1-78FF-491F-9364-F1BC6FAE7D57/SQL_Server_2012_Licensing_Datasheet_Nov2011.pdf
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If we need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB. Just connect to vCenter DB(default DB should be VCDB and using…
This article shows gives you an overview on SQL Server 2016 row level security. You will also get to know the usages of row-level-security and how it works
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question