SALs vs CALs and RDS

Good Morning Experts,

We have built a new RDS server in Azure.  We would like to properly license it to allow more than 2 users to connect to it at the same time.  We will eventually need to add more users and possibly turn it into a farm.

We have already purchased 40 Cals for our environment but I am reading that we need SALs to allow the users to connect.

Can anyone provide some insight and/or pricing or where to go to get it for what we need?

I do have a open ticket with Azure because I found on google that you can order or soon will be able to order then through the portal but I cannot confirm if this is possible as of yet.  I do not see that option in my portal.

Thank you,

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
RDS licenses provided by OEM or Open Business with or without Software Assurance?

If there is intent to set up a farm in the future then make sure to set up three VMs:
1: DC VM
2: RD Broker/Gateway/Web
3: RD Session Host

Then it's simple to add any additional session hosts. I suggest putting RD Licensing on the Broker or the DC and install your licenses there.

We have cloud setups where clients bring their own licensing and any RDS CAL set works. SALs are provided by Service Provider Licensing Agreement. They are purchased through a SPLA Reseller.

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klsphotosAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I am not having much luck with this.

I called our reseller and he doesn't understand what they are so I am guessing they are not a SPLA reseller.  (CDW)
I called Azure sales and they quoted me a price but are unable to tell me where I go to purchase them.  They originally told me the Microsoft Store but they continued to tell me how to purchase the RDS server I already set up.
I did just purchase 20 User CALS for our organization but am unable to see any details from our Microsoft page about them and if they can be used for this.

We would like to set up a farm in the future but for now need only one RDS server for 2 people.  There isn't anymore users connecting to it at the moment and management needs justification to expand before paying for it.

I think I understand what I need but finding out where to get it and if I already have it is what I seem to be struggling with.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
RDS CALs can be used by the organization whether the RDS setup is on-premises or in the Cloud. It's called License Portability.
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