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Not clear about Vmware and windows servers license

I have license keys of one vcenter server 6 essentials for vsphere and VMware Vsphere 6 essentials plus for 6 processors . Existing two clustered VM Esx physical hosts (Esx A & Esx B), each physical with 2 processors, total 16 cores. How to count windows licensed needed to add a new guest windows 2019\2016 server on one host (Esx A)? Besides, should I need to purchase additional windows & vmware license if I add one more Esx host (Esx C) to the Vmware cluster?
VMwareVirtualizationWindows 10AzureWindows Server 2016

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

You need to have

1. VMware vSphere licenses per CPU socket and vCenter Server.
2. Microsoft Windows licenses.

licenses for all hosts.

How many VMs are you going to install per VMware Host server ?
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