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  • I am trying to get my head around the licensing requirements of System Centre 2012.

    My scenario is going to be:

    • 1 Server to act as a Central hub (System Centre 2012 Installed and running VMM, End Point, Client Configuration, etc.)
    • 7 Servers running Hyper-V

    I want to cluster the Hyper-V environment to allow easier management and failover. What licenses of System Centre 2012 do I need to purchase for this. I am looking at upto 25 VMs spread across the 7 servers.

    • Moved by Just Karl Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:30 PM Looking for the proper forum.
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:47 PM

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  • Hello,

    The TechNet Sandbox forum is designed for users to try out the new forums functionality. Please be respectful of others, and do not expect replies to questions asked here.

    As it's off-topic here, I am moving the question to the Where is the forum for... forum.

    Karl


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    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:26 PM
  • Hello,

    Systen Center 2012/2012 R2 SML is licensed per physical CPU s on the Server(each SML License covers up to two CPUs).

    for your Scenario, if you mean that you have 7 physical Servers and each Server with 4 VMs (total: 28 VMs) than you Need 14 System Center 2012 Standard Edition while each license covers 2 VMs. if you want to have more VMs for each Server than you purchase 7 x System Center Datacenter Suite for unlimited VMs for each Server.

    thanks

    diramoh

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:57 AM
  • To be honest, the only valid source for licensing questions is Microsoft - no forum answer can be guaranteed correct - I'd call Microsoft, or check out the Product Sales and Licensing Solution Center.

    Karl


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    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:06 PM