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Help understanding SQL Server 2016 pricing

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Jody DavisFlag for United States of America asked on
DatabasesMicrosoft SQL ServerVMwareVirtualizationSQL
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We need to purchase a license for SQL Server 2016 Standard edition to be installed on a new VM running on Vmware 6.5.

The pricing model is a little confusing as it is per core, but will be on a esxi vmware host - but i assume it will be looked at for the number of cores i assign it within vSphere.

Please assist in understanding the true cost (server license or server license plus CAL?) of creating a new VM with that version, one SQL instance with multiple databases.


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