RayV
Contributor
Contributor

FT WIndows licensing

Hi all,

Just a quick question: how many WIndows licenses do I need when protecting a Windows server with FT? I have seen different opinions on this floating around the net...

Kind regards,

Raymond

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weinstein5
Immortal
Immortal

This is really a question for Microsoft to answer but I would say one because you are only accessing a single instance at a time -

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Josh26
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

We went through this a while back.

Whether people like to admit it based on what is convenient or not, even HA is not covered by Windows VLK licensing. A license is assigned to one physical machine. The abillity to "fail over", or vmotion around for maintenance is provided as a feature of Software Assurance.

The loophole of course is to buy Datacenter edition for each host. Then you can pretty much do what you want.