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Licensing windows embedded standard for vmware images? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am building software that will run on specialized hardware, but we also would like to make it available to run on vmware ESX servers.  Can I license embedded standard and pay a runtime license for a customer to run a single image on their own ESX server, or do I have to ship embedded standard on a physical hardware device?
    Monday, August 17, 2009 6:54 PM

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  • Hi David,
    Today, Windows Embedded Operating Systems must be installed to the bare metal. we do not license WES to run in a virtual environment.

    Thanks,
    JC
    Friday, August 21, 2009 5:56 PM
  • Thanks.  I have a similar but different follow-up. 

    If I take a bare metal system and put a hypervisor on it and then load up one system with linux for half my embedded system's operations and the other image I want to run WES on, is that a supported license configuration - in this case it is directly tied to the physical embedded box but it is logically looking like it is running virtually.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:31 PM
  • Hi David,
    Also, in this case you cannot install WES to a Hypervisor. The OS must be installed to the bare metal. In your example, while it's a "seperate" partition, there's still a Hypervisior between your OS image and the CPU.

    Thanks,
    JC
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:26 PM