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  • Hi,

    How many licenses Windows Server 2016 Standard is necessary to start 12 Vms (6 Windows server 2012 and 6 CentOS)

    I have 1 processor 20 cores

    There is no special licensing requirement for the Linux VMs

    I must only calculate for 6 windows Vms and the result  is  50 additional cores need to be licensed

    I need to order 25 Windows Server® 2016 Standard

    Is it correct

    Thank you or your reply


    יום שלישי 16 ינואר 2018 20:33

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  • Hello,

    Please note that this is a technical forum, licensing questions should directed to your Microsoft reseller or a trained Microsoft licensing specialist.

    You can also find information on the datasheet below:
    Windows Server 2016 licensing datasheet - Microsoft

    Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter: Core-based licensing

    Core-based licensing requires all physical cores in the server to be licensed.

    Servers are licensed based on the number of processor cores in the physical server.

    • A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor and a
      minimum of 16 core licenses is required for each server.
    • Core licenses are sold in packs of two.*
    • Standard Edition provides rights for up to 2 Operating System Environments or
      Windows Servers containers with Hyper-V isolation when all physical cores in
      the server are licensed. For each additional 1 or 2 VMs, all the physical cores
      in the server must be licensed again.
    • The price of a set of 16 core licenses (for a 2-processor server) for Windows
      Server 2016 Datacenter and Standard editions is the same price** as the
      2-processor license of the corresponding edition of Windows Server 2012 R2

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