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Lets say I have a 32 core server and purchased 2x Standard licenses to cover all the cores. What do I do with the second license? Just throw it in a drawer in case I get audited? Second scenario, I still have a 32 Core server and purchased 1 license and 8x 2 Core packs.
What do I do with the Core licenses? Where do they go? Is there even a license on a 2 Core pack? Third scenario, Same 32 Core server but instead I purchased 16x 2 Core packs, what do I even do here? According to the many Microsoft articles I found on licensing all three of these scenarios seem to be possible, however I can’t find where Microsoft even explains just one of them.
It sounds like based on the new Core Licensing model, Microsoft doesn’t really care how you get the core licenses as long as you have enough. So you can either buy a bunch of core packs or a bunch of server licenses. My other question that’s related but different in nature is what happens when running on VMWare and the server has over 16 Cores but you only use a Standard license.
I was curious if maybe the VM would limit how many of the host cores it could use. I haven’t really run into this until just recently but I cannot find the answers to these questions for the life of me.
Lets say I have a 24 core server and purchased 2x Standard licenses to cover all the cores. Standard licenses are not what you purchase for cores. You purchase core packs for that. You would only purchase another Standard license if you wanted more VMs. Just attach them to your VLC page for when you get audited. Every once in a while MS or one of their subcontractors will do a soft audit on you. It’s quick and easy if you are in compliance. Microsoft says a standard license is basically the same as 8x Core packs and even references purchasing only core packs as a standard license as if they two are interchangeable.
Instead of saying I have a 24 core server lets say 32 core to get rid of the “why” part of purchasing 2x standard licenses. Back to the original question – the licenses are just paper. File them away as proof of purchase. If you make a VL purchase of 2 core licenses 8 2-Core “packs”, 1 Core “pack”, whatever , two separate line items to I guess show that you are licensing two hardware platforms, Microsoft processes the order and your licensing document shows you purchased 32 cores.
Nowhere does it show that you are licensing two servers – it just shows that you purchased licensing for 32 cores. But if you purchase 2 copies of Standard, each copy would need to have enough cores for your physical server, right?
Buying a second Standard doesn’t just add to your core count, does it? That’s one of the things I’m trying to figure out. I have a client that did exactly that. Its a little more complicated because of the number of servers and virtual machines involved but lets just say instead of purchasing core packs he purchased full standard licenses because the math worked out the same and he got a slightly better deal on the full standard licenses.
AFAIK that’s not right. Maybe Chris Microsoft is around and can confirm this, though. They combine all the cores when you purchase it, at least through VL, into one line item in the license document.
Whether your intent is to fully license two servers or fully license one server twice to make use of 4 WS VM’s – the license doesn’t show that, it just shows the total cores you purchased.
To me that means they just care that all cores are licensed and for the correct number of VM’s. Oh, I see. I thought you meant when you purchase core packs. You meant even with Standard licenses? For some reason I don’t think that would be kosher – purchase 2 Retail core licenses and then split the cores between machines. I was just talking about how they do it with Volume Licensing.
They just sell you the total amount of cores and you split them up how you want as long as the rules are followed – license each machine with a minimum of 2 physical processors of 8 cores each per 2 VM’s you plan to use, etc. You are under a misconception.
There is no Server Standard license as there was for Microsoft moved to strictly per core licensing. Every server must have all of its cores licensed. Minimum number of cores per server is Cores are bought in packs of two. With Standard licenses you get 2 VMs every time you completely license the server’s cores, with a minimum of 16 each iteration.
Either get 2 licenses 2x 16 cores or 1 licenses with additional 16 cores using 8x 2 core packs which you have done. If they are not MSVL, then keep the quotation, invoices and other hard-copies that was sent to you as proof of purchase.
You may want to scan them into PFD to be kept also. Things get more complicated if you have like 2 physical servers each 24 cores But others may just buy 3 licenses In the past, licenses have been ‘married’ to a machine. Splitting them into parts was never allowed.
Still waiting to hear from Chris Microsoft , but I doubt that’s changed. Lots of conflicting answers on this one. Some say a Standard license is nothing more than Core Packs which would mean you could certainly split them between machines while others say no.
This seems to have gone a little off topic with splitting licenses and I think my original questions were a little lost on some because in my example I was using, the server had more than 16 cores which was the point of buying more than 1 Standard license.
Yes I know if the server had 16 cores or less and I purchased 2 Standard licenses I could run 4 virtual machines ;. To make things really cut and dry lets say I bought two of these ” Server Standard ” licenses from Newegg. If I added one key to my host server what would I do with the other key?
Would the server not complain that I only installed 1 license when my machine has more than 16 cores? Second Example, lets say I bought 4 of these ” 4 additional Core Packs ” to license a server with 16 Cores. Do these 4 packs come with some sort of license key? How would I add all 4 of them to a server? Technically Id have enough to cover all of my cores but where do I actually add the licenses if their are any? It’s cheaper, though, so maybe it makes sense for you. Core packs and licenses have never needed keys to exist or to apply to machines.
This was true with older versions of Server as well. The keys are to activate Windows when you install it, not to confirm or apply your license. No, there are no keys to apply. Again, licenses are just paper. You don’t actually do anything on the Server to apply a license. Never have. It’s an activation key, not a license key. The additional core packs don’t come with keys.
They are just licensing certificates you file away as proof that you are properly licensed. With OEM licensing, I don’t know if it’s okay to purchase two Standard core licenses and split them up between machines.
Why have a different SKU if you can split up the standard item? Here is a screenshot I just took of Server asking for a product key to activate Windows. But even if we were talking about other types of licenses like CALs one would still enter the CAL information including the license key to activate the CALs on the server.
You may be able to just enter a bunch of random numbers, I’ve never tried it personally but that’s besides the point. The point I was trying to make is that there has always been a place to insert the key you received when purchasing a Microsoft product but now I’m a bit confusing as to how this process works when you basically purchase 4x of the same item to activate 1 product. I understand that licenses are just paper but there has always been a place to enter said license into Windows, Office, CALs and so on.
Even if you want to setup a Licensing server on your network you would still enter those licenses into a command prompt. If you recall Windows and non R2 and some versions of R2, they would not even install without a product key.
Yes, that’s the confusion. You keep talking about Product keys as if they are licenses. They are not. They are to activate Windows and have almost nothing to do with licensing.
Where are you entering CALs? You buy them and you keep track of them, that’s it. Again, this is for activation. You use that MAK key on all installations. The key is to make your installation work. It does not indicate how many licenses you have or even if you have a license.
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