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  • Dear All ,


    Could someone help regards System Center Product used to manage server and clients. 

    Let say having 100 Servers and 500 Clients   so in this situation how we calculate number of license . 

    Servers are some physical and Virtual /  Client are Physical.

    Thanks to all in advance . 

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Please refer to the following article regarding System Center licensing:

    System Center 2016 Licensing
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/system-center-2016.aspx

    Kind regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:42 AM
  • Thanks Leon , 

    for your quick response ,  how we calculate number license need (sccm/scom etc.)  to manager virtual servers and physical server and Physical clients.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:57 AM
  • Hi,

    Please go through the System Center 2016 Standard and Datacenter Editions Licensing Datasheet.

    "System Center 2016 Standard and Datacenter Editions Licensing Models The System Center 2016 licensing model for Standard and Datacenter will be the same as 2012 R2 with server and client management licenses. As with System Center 2012 R2, the 2016 editions will be differentiated by virtualization rights only. Licenses are required only for the endpoints being managed. No additional licenses are needed for the management server or SQL Server runtime (SQL Server Standard Edition). The server management licensing of System Center 2016 will move to be based on physical cores. The core based licensing will align with Windows Server 2016 model to provide a consistent licensing metric for managed VMs"

    Kind regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:19 PM
  • Dear Leon , 

    Thanks a lot for your explanation ,  Lets say system center(SCCM/SCOM etc.) running as virtual with 4 Virtual Processor ) on physical hardware server who has 12 cores. and you said no license needed. you mean to say we need to count cores on end point device ( servers virtual /server physical/windows 7 etc.) 

    as I read from here :  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/system-center-2016.aspx

    if system center Data center version,  then unlimited end point can manage.  

    Sorry again how i can calculate number license need by either System Center Data Center or Standard.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:40 PM
  • Hi,

    Did you check the FAQ under this referred page?
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/system-center-2016.aspx

    The licensing of Datacenter and Standard editions is moving from processors to physical cores, which aligns licensing of private and public cloud environments, provides a consistent licensing metric, and simplifies licensing across multi-cloud infrastructures. Customers licensing System Center 2016 on servers with 8 cores or fewer per processor and 16 cores or fewer per server will pay the same extended amount (unit price x quantity) as they did when licensing 2012 R2 with two-processor licenses. Datacenter edition provides rights to manage unlimited OSEs and unlimited Windows Server containers when all physical cores on the server are licensed. Standard edition provides rights to manage up to two OSEs or two Hyper-V containers and unlimited Windows Server containers when all physical cores on the server are licensed.

    With System Center 2016:

    • Each physical server is required to be licensed for all physical cores
    • Each physical processor is required to be licensed with a minimum of 8 physical cores
    • Each physical server is required to be licensed with a minimum of two processors, totaling a minimum of 16 physical cores
    • Core licenses are sold in packs of two (that is, a 2-pack Core License)

    Core licenses are sold in packs of two (a 2-pack Core License) and each processor needs to be licensed with a minimum of eight cores (four 2-pack Core Licenses). Each physical server, including single-processor servers, will need to be licensed with a minimum of two processors and 16 cores (eight 2-pack Core Licenses). Additional cores can then be licensed in increments of two cores (one 2-pack Core License) for gradual increases in core density growth.

    <picture style="box-sizing:inherit;">Server MLs are required for managed devices that run server OSEs table</picture>


    Does this answer your question?

    Kind regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com  LinkedIn:   

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:56 PM
  • Dear Lean ,

    Thanks very much and sorry for delay.

    Thanks for sharing good details but if possible in our environments let say

    4 Nodes Windows 2012 Cluster(Physical Server) and each  server having 2 processor with 18 Cores=Total 36 Cores Per node.

    2 VM System Center(1 SCOM and 1 SCCM etc.) each VM having vCPU 4 

    Servers VMs / Physical to Manage.

    Client Physical 

    In this situation how we can calculate License for System Center Data Center / Standard .

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:02 AM