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Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 -- VM licening ?

Currently the below is doable

 1. purchase one Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 STANDARD license
 2. install on one PHYSICAL box as HOST server
 3. setup two Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 STANDARD VMs
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I assume the below is also doable or do I need
to purchase two Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 STANDARD
licenses ?

 1. purchase one Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 STANDARD license
 2. purchase VMWare HOST software
 3. install VMWare HOST on one PHYSICAL box
 4. setup two Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 STANDARD VMs
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1 Server license allows 2 installs of server 2012, you might find that it will include the host hyper-v machine and then 1 single VM. If you are after 2 productions servers independent of the hyper-visor you might want to look at installing ESXi (free) then the two Microsoft servers on top.
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