Here I need your expert advice for Microsoft Licenses as per my below requirements:
No of Physical Servers = 2 nos
No of VM Servers = 10 nos (5 on each)
Product to be used for VM = VMWare vSphere5
Storage for VMs = NetApp 2240-2
No of MS 2012 Std Licenses = 5 nos,
For your ready reference here is the attached raw diagram,
Now the reason to choose two physical servers is...like if one VM#1(from Physical Server#1) is down due to xyz reason VM#1 should be booted up from Physical Server #2)
Kindly advice can i user these 5 win2012 licenses & can downgrade to 2008 which can fulfill my requirement?
Thanks in advance for your valuable advice..