Thursday, November 08, 2012 6:00 PM
Given that there will not (apparently) be a next version SCE after 2010, I started looking into System Center 2012. Licensing sheet (PDF) totally confuses me because it seems System Center 2012 cost for small-medium businesses is exhorbitant.
Can someone point me to the correct System Center 2012 forum to ask licensing questions? All I see is the individual SC components forums (config mgr, ops mgr) that appear to be pre-2012.
Here's confusion: the SC2012 server licensing for the virtualized servers (e.g. Hyper-V host with x number processors and x number VMs) shows $3,607 for datacenter and $1,323 for standard. So if we have one Hyper-V host with 2 processors and 2 VMs, that is $1,323 for that server? But we also have physical servers not virtualized. Are we looking at $1,323 SRP to manage one physical server? That's $13,230 for 13 servers. That can't be right.
Friday, November 09, 2012 8:58 AMModerator
For licensing questions, you can call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist.
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- Marked As Answer by jremmc Friday, November 09, 2012 5:01 PM
Friday, November 09, 2012 5:09 PMThanks. I called the number and the MSFT person said yes, each server is $1,323 SRP per every 2 processors. Exorbitant. So we will be looking for a non-Microsoft solution.