SQL Server Licensing on a VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials Plus Kit setup
Posted on 2014-02-12
Two hosts, each running VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials Plus Kit.
One VM running Server 2012r2 with a Server 2012 MSSQL server.
Using the High Availability feature in Essentials Plus, where if the host server running the VM fails, the second host server picks up running the VM (there is a SAN, of course), does the SQL Server require an Enterprise license or is a standard 4-core license ok in this scenario?
(Talking about the core licenses, not the per-user licenses.)