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How many vCPU capacity of SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition in VMWare environment?

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  • Hi,

    I have 6 hosts in my VMWare environments. Each host has following physical capacity.

    Processor Sockets - 4

    Cores per Socket - 8

    Total no of cores - 32

    Logical processors - 64

    Hyperthreading - Active

    vMotion - enabled

    I want to install SQL Server 2008 r2 standard edition in 6 VMs.

    So how many license I need to buy?

    Thanks in Advance.

    Nik


    Regards, Naman

    Friday, April 26, 2013 5:18 AM

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  • And how many vCPUs I can allocate to one VM?

    Regards, Naman

    Friday, April 26, 2013 5:21 AM
  • Hi,

    you need to license all of your physical CPU's but with standard edition you have only one instance in addition for virtualization and 4 for enterprise and unlimited for dataceneter edition as far as i remember. If you have additional questions please contact to the Microsoft Licensing support at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/worldwide.aspx

    I hope it helps.

    Janos


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    Friday, April 26, 2013 1:41 PM
  • I confused here what you mentioned.

    Can you please let me know as per following?

    1 VM  -> 1 SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition Instance -> how many license need to buy and how many vCPU can be allocated?

    2 VM -> 1 SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition Instance -> how many license need to buy and how many vCPU can be allocated?

    3 VM -> 1 SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition Instance -> how many license need to buy and how many vCPU can be allocated?

    4 VM -> 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition Instances -> how many license need to buy and how many vCPU can be allocated?

    5 VM  -> 1 SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition Instance  -> how many license need to buy and how many vCPU can be allocated?

    6 VM -> 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition Instances  -> how many license need to buy and how many vCPU can be allocated?

    Thanks in Advance,

    Nik


    Regards, Naman

    Monday, April 29, 2013 4:19 AM
  • Hi,

    I think it is worth to contact to the Microsoft Licensing support at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/worldwide.aspx

    Janos


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    Monday, April 29, 2013 8:43 AM