what is the license strategy for kinds of MS software running in containers ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • If we use windows container,  what is the  license strategy for kinds of MS software running in containers ?
    For example:  I have a container host on azure created by official VM template, We make our own container images, such as :  SQL Server, Visual Studio .etc which are pushed to our private docker registry image server.
    We pull these images to the container host to create kinds of containers,  then what is MS license strategy of MS software for this scenario ? 

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:03 AM


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  • Personally, outside of demo or development environments don't grok why you would want something like SQL in a container, but hey...

    In regards to application licensing, nothing changes just because you run it in a container.

    You must have a license, MSDN or release, or if you distribute the container images you must use redistributable editions.

    The fact that a container is used does not change anything other than OS licensing.  And that is yet to be determined.  An instance of an application is still an instance of an application.

    Brian Ehlert
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:41 PM
  • More details about licensing will be announced a long with Windows Server 2016 licensing latter this year.


    Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:24 PM