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Licencing with Windows 2008 Datacenter

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We are planning two servers, each with one 6-core CPU, and 6-8 windows server VMs.

Is it ok to take two Windows 2008 Datacenter licence?
I heard that a minimum CPU number on host must be two. Is it right?

Thanks

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That is correct, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition requires a minimum of two processors.  See below from their Pricing and Licensing Guide:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter is sold in a Processor / CAL. Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition may only be run on servers with a minimum of two processors and requires a two-processor minimum purchase.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2008-r2-buy.aspx


Matt

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Virtuoso
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That is correct, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition requires a minimum of two processors.  See below from their Pricing and Licensing Guide:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter is sold in a Processor / CAL. Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition may only be run on servers with a minimum of two processors and requires a two-processor minimum purchase.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2008-r2-buy.aspx


Matt

http://www.thelowercasew.com

Matt | http://www.thelowercasew.com | @mattliebowitz

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Thanks Mat.

Regards

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