?
Solved

Server 2008 Enterprise Hyper-V licensing

Posted on 2014-09-30
1
Medium Priority
?
125 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I have a server 2008 enterprise as the host and wish to run a Virtual Machine using Server 2012. Do I have to purchase a 2012 server license or is it acceptable as one of the 4 Virtual machines that is allowed under Server Enterprise ?
0
Comment
Question by:jwjjwj
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Mohammed Khawaja earned 1500 total points
ID: 40353948
Microsoft licensing dictates that the guest OS must be the same or less version than the host version unless you have software assurance.  Also note that licensing terms must be used for the highest version of Windows used (same for CALs).  As Enterprise Version is no longer available in Win2K12, you will be upgraded to 2 licenses of Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition.   At the end of the day, you will be able to run one virtualized host with 4 VMs or two virtualized hosts each with 2 VMs.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
Using the Hyper-V Manager requires administrator rights. This guide shows how to add shortcuts and Start Screen tiles for normal users to quickly connect to local virtual machines rather than using the recommended Remote Desktop connection.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 3 hours left to enroll

770 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