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Old 02-27-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
MAX-007
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Default 2008 R2 License on VMWare

Dear,

I have 2 Sun X4170 Servers that both have dual quad-cord Xeon processer. and
run with VMWare as virtual platform.
I want to run 4 VM in VMWare and all is Windows Server 2008 R2. And there is
NO physical server any more.
If I using Windows Server 2008 R2 standard, I need 4 licenses.
I know that Windows Serer 2008 R2 Enterprise can have 1 physical + 4 VM
license.
Can I buy one license of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition to run 4
Windows 2008 R2 enterprise in VMWare without any physical server running?

Regards,



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Old 02-27-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]
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Default Re: 2008 R2 License on VMWare

Hello MAX-007,

No, according to:
Q. If I am licensed for Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, I am allowed
to run four simultaneous instances in virtual operating system environments
(on the licensed server). However, I am running workloads in only two of
those four instances on the licensed server. Under what circumstances can
I run the remaining two instances on another server?

A.
The rights to run the four instances are assigned to the licensed server,

!!!!!!!!!!!and all the instances can run only on the licensed server!!!!!!!!!.


You may not move your rights to run an additional two instances to another
server. However, if you have another server that is licensed for Windows
Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Datacenter, you may move the two workloads to
that server and run them on that server provided that by running the additional
instances you do not exceed the licensed capacity of the new server (one
with Windows Server Standard, four with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise,
and unlimited with Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter).

The physical machine must run Windows server 2008 or Windows server 2008 R2.


Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Dear,
>
> I have 2 Sun X4170 Servers that both have dual quad-cord Xeon
> processer. and
> run with VMWare as virtual platform.
> I want to run 4 VM in VMWare and all is Windows Server 2008 R2. And
> there is
> NO physical server any more.
> If I using Windows Server 2008 R2 standard, I need 4 licenses.
> I know that Windows Serer 2008 R2 Enterprise can have 1 physical + 4
> VM
> license.
> Can I buy one license of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition to
> run 4
> Windows 2008 R2 enterprise in VMWare without any physical server
> running?
> Regards,
>
> __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
> signature database 4899 (20100226) __________
>
> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>
> http://www.eset.com
>



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Old 02-27-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
Santhosh Sivarajan
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Default Re: 2008 R2 License on VMWare

Meinolf has already answered your question. Here is good article about
licensing for Virtual environments:

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/a...ion.aspx#tab=1


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Houston, TX
http://blogs.sivarajan.com/
http://publications.sivarajan.com/

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"MAX-007" <max007mail-bank1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:7A4D213B-31BE-4C3A-8C2F-A60624FAE367@microsoft.com...
> Dear,
>
> I have 2 Sun X4170 Servers that both have dual quad-cord Xeon processer.
> and run with VMWare as virtual platform.
> I want to run 4 VM in VMWare and all is Windows Server 2008 R2. And there
> is NO physical server any more.
> If I using Windows Server 2008 R2 standard, I need 4 licenses.
> I know that Windows Serer 2008 R2 Enterprise can have 1 physical + 4 VM
> license.
> Can I buy one license of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition to run
> 4 Windows 2008 R2 enterprise in VMWare without any physical server
> running?
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
> signature database 4899 (20100226) __________
>
> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>
> http://www.eset.com
>
>
>

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:30 AM   #4
Rickard Boman
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Default Re: Hello MAX-007,No, according to:Q.

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Hi

According to page 17 in the "Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Licensing Guide" <http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/E/C/EECF5D44-9A88-43D8-AFDB-D2AB82BE035C/Win%20Server%20Lic%20Book%20customer%20hi-res.pdf> the physical machine may use any third-party virtualization software. I interpret that as you don't have to run Windows server 2008 or Windows server 2008 R2 on the physical machine.

Best regards

Rickard Boman

> On Saturday, February 27, 2010 4:34 AM MAX-007 wrote:


> Dear,
>
> I have 2 Sun X4170 Servers that both have dual quad-cord Xeon processer. and
> run with VMWare as virtual platform.
> I want to run 4 VM in VMWare and all is Windows Server 2008 R2. And there is
> NO physical server any more.
> If I using Windows Server 2008 R2 standard, I need 4 licenses.
> I know that Windows Serer 2008 R2 Enterprise can have 1 physical + 4 VM
> license.
> Can I buy one license of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition to run 4
> Windows 2008 R2 enterprise in VMWare without any physical server running?
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4899 (20100226) __________
>
> The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>
> http://www.eset.com



>> On Saturday, February 27, 2010 12:36 PM Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] wrote:


>> Hello MAX-007,
>>
>> No, according to:
>> Q. If I am licensed for Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, I am allowed
>> to run four simultaneous instances in virtual operating system environments
>> (on the licensed server). However, I am running workloads in only two of
>> those four instances on the licensed server. Under what circumstances can
>> I run the remaining two instances on another server?
>>
>> A.
>> The rights to run the four instances are assigned to the licensed server,
>>
>> !!!!!!!!!!!and all the instances can run only on the licensed server!!!!!!!!!.
>>
>>
>> You may not move your rights to run an additional two instances to another
>> server. However, if you have another server that is licensed for Windows
>> Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Datacenter, you may move the two workloads to
>> that server and run them on that server provided that by running the additional
>> instances you do not exceed the licensed capacity of the new server (one
>> with Windows Server Standard, four with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise,
>> and unlimited with Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter).
>>
>> The physical machine must run Windows server 2008 or Windows server 2008 R2.
>>
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>> Meinolf Weber
>> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
>> no rights.
>> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
>> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm



>>> On Saturday, February 27, 2010 12:57 PM Santhosh Sivarajan wrote:


>>> Meinolf has already answered your question. Here is good article about
>>> licensing for Virtual environments:
>>>
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/a...ion.aspx#tab=1
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA
>>> Houston, TX
>>> http://blogs.sivarajan.com/
>>> http://publications.sivarajan.com/
>>>
>>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.



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