Licensing for RDS, VDI, and Hyper-v VM
Posted on 2014-03-27
I have read a few licensing for RDS, VDI, Hyper-v online, When I get into VDI part which I like to implement than RDS, I'm getting lost.
First of all, RDS licensing is similar to old Terminal service licensing, I assume. You need RDS CAL and Windows CAL. That's it, right?
For VMs running on Hyper-V, for example, I have 2 Windows XP installed as VMs in Hyper-V of Windows Server 2012. Then I need Windows CAL and 2 Windows XP licenses. Do I need RDS CAL?
For VDI, this is the part I'm getting mixed up.
Let's say I have 5 VDI Desktops installed with Office 2010 Pro, 2 XP Pros and 3 Win7 ENTs. There are 10 users who share these 5 Virtual Desktops from their PCs in the office (Mix of Windows 7 ENT and Windows 8 Pro).
What License do I need for this case?
5 installed OS licenses (XP/7)
5 Office 2010 Pro licenses
5 RDS CALs
10 VDA licenses? (5 computers accessing VDI do not have SA)