While assigning Windows Server Datacenter licenses to Host, the underlining VMs still consume windows server standard licenses. What is the best practice to avoid such thing?
Thanks in advance for a reply.
May 04, 2020 08:21 AM
We are having the same issue. I opened a ticket and last week they recommended allocating the individual VMs. However this goes against Microsoft licensing which recommend to license via the host in case the VMs move hosts.
May 04, 2020 08:28 AM
May 04, 2020 12:21 PM
Best practise depends on your solution design including your inventory ad business data feed and how you create your licenses. For example:
If they were created manually, for the Data Center license you should verify that the Use rights and rules tab has been configured with:
You may also need to check the Windows Server Standard license configuration or change the license consumption rules to Allocations consume entitlements. You should then assign license to the physical hosts or virtual machines on an as needed basis.
May 04, 2020 09:57 PM