Hello, I've got a question about moving VMs to different VMhosts.
Windows normally detects processor changes and makes you re-activate their software when it detects a change in processor. There are other server applications that make you re-activate when a new processor is detected as well.
Does this still happen when moving VMs from one VMhost to another with identical processors?
Does this happen when moving a VM to a host with a slightly different processor (i.e. slightly faster, different brand AMD vs Intel)?
If all the hosts in the cluster have the same CPU family, you shouldn't be prompted. I've never had a problem with vMotions causing the need to reactive apps installed in the VMs.
Anything that has a license tied to a MAC address, you can set a static MAC that doesn't change when the VM is vMotioned between hosts.
Thanks for the information! Although I'm still a little unclear; when you say "family", if I have two AMD Opterons that are slightly different speeds, will that trigger re-activation?
Or are all AMDs in the same "family"?