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If I purchase SQL Server 2012 Enterprise with SA Cores for virtual server what else can I install on that host?

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Please can yo help me to understand 1 aspect of SQL Server 2012 licensing on a virtual environment.  If I have a host that has 8 cores and I buy an enterprise license with SA for 8 cores then does that mean I can have as many other SQL Server 2012 machines on that host and they are covered for VMotion (moving around on different hosts)

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"Per Core Licensing Model: Purchase a core license for each virtual core (or virtual processor/virtual CPU/
virtual thread) allocated to the VM, subject to a four core license minimum per VM."
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Thanks very much for the comments.  That's exactly what I wanted verification on - From my understanding, if you licence all the cores then you can have as many vm's as you want, however they are not licenced for VMotion. I just wanted to see what others' interpretation might be as I find it quite confusing.
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