I want to do some work that states it needs SQL Enterprise. I would think either SQL2012 or SQL2016. The task is irrelevant. I know it is more expensive than SQL Standard. We use VMware on blade servers that have numerous physical Intel CPUs and of course have hyperthreading. I know MS changed their licensing not long ago.
Let's say (to keep numbers round) i want to assign 10vCPUs to this new SQL2012/2016 VM. If my blade server happens to have 20 physical sockets with hyperthreading enabled, how would MS charge me for that VM? If - let's say just to make it easy - MS charged $100 per whatever Ent SQL metric they now use to charge for SQL - how much would that cost me? These are notional amounts, but you understand what i'm asking. How much would this situation cost me with those make-believe numbers - so i can then take that process and apply it to my real-world hardware/software?
If you would be so kind, please try and provide the notional $$ amount and a link for actual info as well. This is a side-project and was hoping not to investigate too much - time wise :)
Since you wanted to calculate the rough amount, sharing some unofficial license cost calculators..
Another website, with SA costs included..