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  • Hi,

    We have VM environment and have sql server licenses per CPU. We have all VMs in UCS. That is basically big machine with lot of power (cpu, ram etc) and consider as one blade. VMs created inside UCS.

    My question is:
    As we have licenses per CPU, can we install multiple instances of SQL Server on this UCS or VMs. These instances will share same CPUs, RAM etc. In VM environment only portion of exsiting cpus, memory allocated to each vm server. Is there any limit or how licensing will work in this environment.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:00 PM

Answers

  • http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/F/8/6F84A9FE-1E5C-44CC-87BB-C236BFCBA4DF/SQLServer2008_LicensingGuide.pdf


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  • http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/F/8/6F84A9FE-1E5C-44CC-87BB-C236BFCBA4DF/SQLServer2008_LicensingGuide.pdf


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    • Proposed as answer by ms-swaroop Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Shulei Chen Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 11:00 PM
  • SQL licnese has lots of flaovours in terms of user bases or processore based license, license based on versions or license based on environment(physical or virtual).

    You can call Microsoft Licensing at 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.


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    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:28 PM