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  • hello

    I have a question about virtualization of windows server 2019 standard.

    I purchased windows 2019 standard edition with 16core licenses and trying to figure out how to utilize it in the best way.

    I know that with the standard edition i can install hyper-v role and on top of it run 2x windows server 2019 or older as virtual machines.

    but

    1) do I need 2 more windows 2019 licenses for those VM-s if I want to run 2x instances of 2019 as VM-s? or it is included with my windows 2019 standard license already?

    2) instead of running windows 2019 as VM-s on top of Hyper-V standard can I run 2x windows 2019 VM-s on ESXi or Hyper-v server 2019 free using my 2019 standard license? Or in this cases I need to purchase 2 whole windows 2019 standard editions with 16cores licenses?

    thanks in advance for any help

    Friday, May 22, 2020 2:32 PM