Core Licensing for Windows and SQL

11 Apr

Article update (April, 2018 ) This article can be found at  We review best practices in reducing audit exposure, use rights and guidelines for SPLA licensing.




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One response to “Core Licensing for Windows and SQL

  1. Marek Pravlik

    June 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm


    So if I have 8 core server and running Hyper-V 2016 host with one Windows 2016 VM do I need just one 8 core SPLA license or need to 2 x 8 cores SPLA for VM and Hyper-V? What about if I add another 8 core server and run Hyper-V replica between them? For Hyper-V I’m using one with GUI and have backup role enabled. Also let’s say I will decide on top of replication backup servers between each other do I need an extra SPLA license for each Hyper-V or one 8 core SPLA licence will cover Hyper-V & VM? Thanks


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