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sangam_singh2
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Microsoft Server/Management Core License type clarity

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This is regarding Microsoft Server/Management Core license type to manage windows server licenses. Scenario: We have a server having 4 Processor Each having 8 cores so effectively 32 cores in total. To license this server in windows server application we need to purchase 9EM-00653 16 Packs of 2core licenses of standard edition. Based on this purchase we will get effective quantity of 32 Core licenses. Once we process this purchase with sku it will automatically create a license which license type is Microsoft Server/Management Core and in purchased quantity will shows as 32 qty right. So far so good. Once the reconciliation takes place now the license is showing available quantity as 16 and consumed quantity is 16. As per the configuration of license it should consumes all the 32 core license as we have a 32 core present in our server. Issue is that in User Rights and Rules tab Core limit section its consuming 1 entitlement for every 2 cores so that’s why 16 gets consumed and 16 still available. How to fix this issue or it’s a known issue in 2017R2. Any fix and workaround will be highly appreciated.
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spierce
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Hi, thanks for raising this. 

This is a known issue in 2017 R2 and is resolved in later versions of FNMS where the consumption of the license is per core and not per 2-pack, so in your case would result in a the correct consumption of 32.

In the meantime the best approach is to adjust the unit quantity of the purchase/s from 2 to 1 so that the license consumption and the purchase are both represented in terms of 2-packs.  If you have a SKU for your purchase you will, I think, need to override this (you can add something to the end so that it is not recognized) otherwise it will not accept the change in unit quantity.

If your purchase is already assigned to the License you will also need to update the number assigned to the license, which you can do in the Licenses tab of the purchase after you change the quantity.  Alternatively you can remove and re-link the purchase to the license.

Regards,

Stewart

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spierce
Level 5 Flexeran
Level 5 Flexeran

Hi, thanks for raising this. 

This is a known issue in 2017 R2 and is resolved in later versions of FNMS where the consumption of the license is per core and not per 2-pack, so in your case would result in a the correct consumption of 32.

In the meantime the best approach is to adjust the unit quantity of the purchase/s from 2 to 1 so that the license consumption and the purchase are both represented in terms of 2-packs.  If you have a SKU for your purchase you will, I think, need to override this (you can add something to the end so that it is not recognized) otherwise it will not accept the change in unit quantity.

If your purchase is already assigned to the License you will also need to update the number assigned to the license, which you can do in the Licenses tab of the purchase after you change the quantity.  Alternatively you can remove and re-link the purchase to the license.

Regards,

Stewart