Solved

sql licensing virtual environments

Posted on 2014-09-22
3
155 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-07
Can anyone explain this comment please:

http://blog.micromail.com/2013/07/01/beginners-guide-to-sql-server-licensing/

"Virtualisation Considerations
A common consideration when licensing SQL is the virtual environment you might be planning. In short you will need to license each individual VM or license all physical servers for Enterprise edition."

What difference does it make whether its enterprise or standard edition? If you have enterprise edition can you run as many installations as possible? How many licences do you require for the physical servers?
0
Comment
Question by:pma111
3 Comments
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:Phillip Burton
Phillip Burton earned 250 total points
ID: 40336325
As the article says, it depends on whether you go for the Client Access Licenses (CALs) or per core license.

It is not a non-trivial question, so my best advise would be to continue your Microsoft SQL Server supplier, give them details of your computer setup and the number of users, and ask them what the best approach is.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 40336331
This a "per core" model in use (and enterprise version which apparently means you can only use the core model). But it eludes to liscensing the physical server or each VM. Why would you do one way and not the other? I presume when it says liscence the physical host it means all cores on it, whereas on the VM its 4 cores per VM minimum.
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Vitor Montalvão earned 250 total points
ID: 40336358
Forget that article. It's too old. Microsoft made big changes in the licensing this year.
Here you can see the resume: http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2014/04/sql-server-2014-licensing-changes/
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Slow Connectivity over ODBC 8 35
SQL Replication question 9 42
PDF to JPG 13 45
SQL Query assistance 16 25
Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
This article shows gives you an overview on SQL Server 2016 row level security. You will also get to know the usages of row-level-security and how it works
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question