Friday, June 22, 2012 12:41 PM
I have got a licensing question regarding Microsoft SQL 2000.
Basically we have 2 VMware VMs running instances of SQL 2000 on a Server/CAL licensing model. We have been told that we need to pin those 2 VMs to only 1 VMware Host, i.e., in case of a host failure the VMs will not be vMotion'ed to another host.
Is this licensing assumption correct?
Why Microsoft Licensing is always so difficult to understand???
Help/comments are much appreciated
Friday, June 22, 2012 12:48 PM
I'd give them a call.
Regards, Dave Patrick ....
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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Saturday, June 23, 2012 6:23 AM
you can read this, but I'm not sure it will clear things up for you (since MS are changing the SQL licensing model with the 2012 release):
best advice is what Dave has offered - call em up.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:14 AM
you can call (800) 426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M. Pacific Time to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. Worldwide customers can see Microsoft licensing sites worldwide to find contact information in their locations.
Thanks & Best Regards,
Mohammed Imtiyaz Ali
Monday, June 25, 2012 3:05 AMModeratorHi,
To understand important licensing considerations for SQL Server customers, see the white paper on the following Microsoft Web site:
SQL Server 2000 Pricing and Licensing
For information about how to obtain production licenses, development licenses, ASP licenses, independent software vendor (ISV) licenses, and trial software, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For an overview of how Microsoft Licensing works, including a "Licensing 101" section, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
If you have additional questions about licenses for any version of SQL Server, the sales department can help you. To find the phone number for your nearest office, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Hope this helps!
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