So I have about 10 physical servers that is still on windows server 2003. I know that these servers never had software assurance with them, oem server license were purchase along with the server.
I want to convert some of those physical servers to vmware esxi host and virtualized those 10 servers.
Those virtualized servers will be upgrade or install fresh server 2008/2012.
Depending on the physical server hardware, I want to host maybe 3/4 virtual server per physical server.
I don't understand the whole virtual license part. I know you have to license every physical server. Is that the same case with virtualized servers as well?
What type of license would I need to license all of these virtualized servers?