2003 > 2012 Hyper-V farm, advice on Terminal Services
Posted on 2013-12-04
We're looking at migrating a client from a 2003 based physical setup, with Terminal Services access, to a new 2012 Hyper V farm running on a single high spec spec server. There are currently 4 physical servers; DC, Database, File/Print, Terminal Services server. These would all become VMs, and then we would re-deploy 1 or 2 of the old servers, as a backup DC, and possibly an onsite Hyper-V replica server (the replica server would be further down the line and not needed initially).
1. 2012 Datacenter Edition seems way too expensive for our client's needs and current budget, especially as Dell are currently offering the first included 2012 STD license for for $495. Another single license should cover us for all 4 VMs, but am I right in thinking that the second license could also be used for the redeployed physical backup DC? [2 physical machines, 4 VMs residing on 1 as a host]
2. Currently there are less than 10 users onsite, with another 10 on a standalone remote domain, who work in remotely via Terminal Services as needed. Assuming I need both standard and RDS/TS CALs, will I need 20 server CALs and 10 RDS CALs, or just 10 of each?
Many thanks for any help