Hyper-V licensing 2016


  • Hi,

    I don't understand the new license per core with hyper-V windows standard 2016.

    I have 2 CPU with 8 cores each.
    What do I have to buy?

    Do I need A) 8 x 2 cores pack Windows Standard 2016?
    Or B) only 1 full license of Windows Standard 2016?

    I received a quote from a reseller and the quote included only 1 full license of Windows Standard 2016.  I was thinking that the licensing has changed.

    If A), does it include the 2 virtual OS included normally with a Windows standard license?

    Thank you

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:26 PM

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  • This is a technical forum, not a legal forum.  You should talk with your reseller.  They should be able to explain it to you.

    Here is a non-Microsoft explanation you might find helpful if you don't want to talk with your reseller -

    Here is Microsoft's documentation on it -

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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:17 PM
  • Hi. Hope this helps -
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:19 PM
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    Monday, March 27, 2017 2:11 AM