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  • Hello, 

    I have some questions about SQL Server Licensing. Please consider me an amateur in this area. 

    Suppose we have:

    - Multiple VMs running SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition and all these VMs are hosted on a ESXI host in Data Center 1. 
    - We have licensed all the cores of the ESXI host for use by the above SQL Servers and have purchased SA. 

    Scenario 1: 

    Organization wants to migrate all SQL Server VMs to a new ESXI Host in a new Data Center and shut down current Data Center. 

    Question: Does above licensing permit this even if new ESXI host does not have licensed cores? 

    Scenario 2: 

    Organization wants to migrate a single SQL Server VM to the new ESXI Host in a new Data Center. 

    Question: Does above licensing permit this even if new ESXI host does not have licensed cores? 

    In either case does DBA have to take any action once migration of VMs is complete?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:30 PM

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  • Hi robatwork,

     

    It seems your question is more about license. I suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. For detailed information about the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.

     

    Regards, 

    Dedmon Dai


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    • Proposed as answer by Olaf HelperMVP Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:22 AM
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:54 AM