Need details of SQL Server License compliance - Different Edition of SQL Sever on VM servers

Discussion in 'Databases' started by Nikhil Desai, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Hi,

    Suppose if I have one physical host machine with ESX (not Hyper-v). On that physical machine there are 4 VM's
    I have SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition-Per Core and SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition-Per Core. I want to install SQL Server 2012 on all 4 VM servers.

    SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition on 3 VM servers and
    SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition on one VM server

    Will this become a compliance issue if different SQL Server 2012 Editions are installed on all VM server having only one physical host.


    Nikhil P Desai
  2. Since SQL server licensing is per-core it doesn't matter whether the server is on a VM or a standalone server.
    Elshadriel likes this.

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