Tuesday, August 07, 2012 3:17 PM
I would like to ask everyone a question:
I have a data center with a Hyper-V virtual machine, Windows server licenses covered by Software Assurance on the site "A", I want to replicate VM's with Hyper-V replica from "A" to "B". I have to buy licenses for disaster recovery site, or the software assurance Site "A" covers site licenses "B"?
Thanks to all
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 3:34 PM
According to Microsoft licensing policy you can do failover with Hyper-V replica so you don't need to buy TWO licenses for VM for primary and secondary site. But you cannot run both of them @ the same time. That's quite a serious limitation as in a nutshell it means - no "sandboxing". Quite a limiting factor (read - no way to check VM consistency with autotests).
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 3:44 PMModerator
Replica is desigend to support and enforce the licensing model
And I believe that there is a way to test a replica, you are not forced to deal with whatever you get when the failover is triggered.
Thre has been a whole seires of blog articles in regards to Replica:
And, neither of us are licensing experts as this is not a licensing forum (notice, there isn't one) - if you want the true expert licensing answer, then you need to contact your licensing representative.
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