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  • A couple of questions regarding the Standard Edition limits:

    On physical server, what is maximum cores that BizTalk 2016 standard can utilize?

    On virtual server, what is maximum virtual cores that BizTalk 2916 standard can utilize?

    I wanted to verify that BizTalk 2016 standard will run a single BizTalk server on one server and have the BizTalk databases on a separate server for SQL Server?

    Friday, December 2, 2016 6:44 PM

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  • A couple of questions regarding the Standard Edition limits:

    On physical server, what is maximum cores that BizTalk 2016 standard can utilize?

    On virtual server, what is maximum virtual cores that BizTalk 2916 standard can utilize?

    I wanted to verify that BizTalk 2016 standard will run a single BizTalk server on one server and have the BizTalk databases on a separate server for SQL Server?

    Hi Ralph

    I don't think much has changed in this aspect from 2013 R2, so-

    1) Max of 8 cores per physical server

    2) Licensing individual VMs is the only virtualization licensing option available for the BTS 2013 R2 Standard and Branch editions, as opposed to the per-core model. Meaning, you have to pay for a minimum of 4 cores, and can go up to a max of 8 virtual cores.

    3) Yes, you can have a separate SQL Server for the BizTalk databases with Standard.

    The licensing guide can be found here-

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/4/7/0479d5e5-021b-408e-8bca-7d95af76a9a6/biztalk_server_2013_r2_licensing_datasheet_and_faq.pdf


    Thanks Arindam


    Saturday, December 3, 2016 6:31 AM
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  • Mutiple SQL server - You shall be able to do that and it would be typically the set up for high availability.

    The following table lists the minimum hardware requirements for your BizTalk Server computer. Anything more is bet

    Resource Minimum Requirement
    Computer and processor A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:
    • 1 GHz or higher for single processors
    • 900 MHz or higher for double processors
    • 700 MHz or higher for quad processors
     NOTE: Hyper-threading and dual-core processors are supported.

    The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems.

    BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.
    Memory 2 GB or more
    Hard disk 10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation, including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted.

    Regards PK: Please mark the reply as answer or vote it up, as deemed fit.



    Friday, December 2, 2016 8:16 PM
  • Hi Ralph,

    To license a physical server, you must license all the cores in the server, with a minimum of 4 core licenses required for each physical processor in the server.

    With BizTalk installations that use just a fraction of the compute power of a physical server, you can save by licensing individual Virtual Machines (VMs).To license a VM with core-based licenses, simply pay for the virtual cores allocated within the virtual machine (minimum of 4 core licenses per VM).

    The advantage you get with Enterprise edition is that servers fully licensed with Enterprise Edition Core licenses with Software Assurance allow you to deploy an unlimited number of BizTalk VMs on the server (or server farm) in a heavily consolidated virtualized deployment to achieve further savings which Standard edition does not provide.

    You can refer the article: http://blogs.biztalk360.com/understand-biztalk-server-2013-licensing/

    It will help you Calculate The Number Of Core Licenses Required For your Physical Server and who can you best utilize the Licensing of Virtual Environments.

    Here are key points to consider while licensing a physical server:

    1) You must license all the cores in the server

    2) Minimum of 4 core licenses required (if your server has less than 4 cores, ex: single core and dual core machines)
    Licenses can be purchased in pack of two.

    3) Actual number of core licenses required may vary based on processor type and core factor. Let’s see that in detail in next paragraph.

    To your last point, The Standard edition uses only one BizTalk computer in the computer ie. With Standard Edition you won't get option to "Join An Existing Group" which means you can have only one BizTalk Server in a group and you yes you can have BizTalk databases on a separate server for SQL Server.


    Rachit Sikroria (Microsoft Azure MVP)

    Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:20 AM
    Moderator
  • A couple of questions regarding the Standard Edition limits:

    On physical server, what is maximum cores that BizTalk 2016 standard can utilize?

    On virtual server, what is maximum virtual cores that BizTalk 2916 standard can utilize?

    I wanted to verify that BizTalk 2016 standard will run a single BizTalk server on one server and have the BizTalk databases on a separate server for SQL Server?

    Hi Ralph

    I don't think much has changed in this aspect from 2013 R2, so-

    1) Max of 8 cores per physical server

    2) Licensing individual VMs is the only virtualization licensing option available for the BTS 2013 R2 Standard and Branch editions, as opposed to the per-core model. Meaning, you have to pay for a minimum of 4 cores, and can go up to a max of 8 virtual cores.

    3) Yes, you can have a separate SQL Server for the BizTalk databases with Standard.

    The licensing guide can be found here-

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/4/7/0479d5e5-021b-408e-8bca-7d95af76a9a6/biztalk_server_2013_r2_licensing_datasheet_and_faq.pdf


    Thanks Arindam


    Saturday, December 3, 2016 6:31 AM
    Moderator