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Microsoft SQL Server - license models of SQL Server Enterprise edition

SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Full Virtualization; No Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2005
License Entitlement Device
Metric One license per physical server
Included Virtual Instances Unlimited
License Mobility No

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host

+ virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 license (unlimited virtualization)

  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 1 license

SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2008
License Entitlement Device
Metric One license per physical server
Included Virtual Instances Unlimited
License Mobility Yes

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 1 license (unlimited virtualization)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 1 license

SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2
License Entitlement Device
Metric One license per physical server and four virtual machines where the software is run.
Included Virtual Instances 4
License Mobility Yes

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 1 license (four virtual machines per license included)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 1 license

Environments hosted additionally later:

  • VM7 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM8 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 5 enabled virtual machines on the host = 2 licenses (four virtual machines per license included)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 2 licenses

SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility on SA)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2012
SQL Server Enterprise 2014
License Entitlement Device
Metric One license per physical server and four virtual machines where the software is run.
Included Virtual Instances 4
License Mobility Yes, but only if the used license is subject to Software Assurance (SA; maintenance). Otherwise no.

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host

+ virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago (a total of four VM) = 1 license (four virtual machines per license included)

  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 1 license

Environments hosted additionally later:

  • VM7 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 4 enabled virtual machines on the host

+ virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago (a total of five VM) = 2 licenses (four virtual machines per license included)

  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 2 licenses

License requirement for licensing with Software Assurance:

  • Currently there are 4 enabled virtual machines on the host = 1 license
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 1 license

SQL Enterprise | CPU (Full Virtualization; No Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2005
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processors where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines.

Number of physical processors is the maximum number.

The number of processors is counted for physical devices, and the number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per processor for virtual machines.

Algorithm

Lesser of

(

Number of physical CPU

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of CPU

Else (if virtual)

Number of virtual CPU*number of threads per physical CPU

}

)

Included Virtual Instances Unlimited
License Mobility No

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are not any enabled virtual machines on the host = 0 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 0 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 CPU / 2 threads (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 1 license
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 1 license

Environments hosted additionally later:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM7 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM8 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 5 enabled virtual machines on the host = 5 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 5 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 CPU / 2 threads (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 1 license
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

Actual license requirement total = 6 licenses

Limited to maximum number = 4 licenses (number of physical processors)

SQL Enterprise | CPU (Full Virtualization; Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2008
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processors where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines.

Number of physical processors is the maximum number.

The number of processors is counted for physical devices, and the number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per processor for virtual machines.

Algorithm

Lesser of

(

Number of physical CPU

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of CPU

Else (if virtual)

Number of virtual CPU*number of threads per physical CPU

}

)

Included Virtual Instances Unlimited
License Mobility Yes

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are not any enabled virtual machines on the host = 0 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 0 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 0 licenses

Environments hosted additionally later:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM7 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM8 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 5 enabled virtual machines on the host = 5 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 5 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

Actual license requirement total = 5 licenses

Limited to maximum number = 4 licenses (number of physical processors)

SQL Enterprise | CPU (Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processors where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines. Four virtual machines are included for each physical processor.

Maximum number is the number of physical processors or the number of virtual machines divided by four, whichever is greater.

The number of processors is counted for physical devices, and the number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per processor for virtual machines.

Algorithm

Lesser of

(

Max(Number of physical CPU, Number of OS-Environment/4)

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of CPU

Else (if virtual)

Number of virtual CPU*number of threads per physical CPU

}

)

Included Virtual Instances 4
License Mobility Yes

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 3 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 3 licenses (maximum number is the number of physical processors)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 3 licenses

Later 14 more environments with 1 processor each are hosted

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 17 enabled virtual machines on the host = 17 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 17 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)

Actual license requirement total = 17 licenses

Limited to maximum number = 5 licenses (limited to number of physical processors (4); however, virtualization number is greater: 17 VM / 4 VM per CPU = 4.25 → 5 (rounded up to a whole number)).

SQL Enterprise | Core (Full Virtualization on SA; Mobility on SA)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2012
SQL Server Enterprise 2014
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processors where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines. Four virtual machines are included for each physical processor.

With Software Assurance, the maximum number is the total of all physical processor cores that is calculated using the Microsoft factor table.

Without Software Assurance, the maximum number is the total of physical processor cores that is calculated using the Microsoft factor table or the number of virtual machines where the software is run, whichever is greater.

The number of processor cores is counted and multiplied by the relevant factor for physical devices.

The number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per processor for virtual machines – the minimum count of 4 cores per virtual machine applies.

Algorithm

If SA:

Lesser of

(

physical cores * core factor

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of cores * core factor

Else (if virtual)

Max(Number of virtual CPU * number of threads per physical core,4)

}

)

Else

Lesser of

(

Max(physical cores * core factor, Number of OSE)

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of cores * core factor

Else (if virtual)

Max(Number of virtual CPU * number of threads per physical core,4)

}

)

Included Virtual Instances 1, unlimited with SA
License Mobility Yes, but only if the used license is subject to Software Assurance (SA; maintenance). Otherwise no.

Example 1 (without Software Assurance)

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation) → 8 cores * factor 2.0 = 16.

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 3 x 1 CPU x 2 threads (hyperthreading) = 6

+ virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 CPU x 2 threads (hyperthreading) = 2 = 16 licenses (at least 4 cores per VM; maximum number is the core value of the physical processors (16))

  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 16 licenses

Later 14 more environments with 1 processor each are hosted

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 17 enabled virtual machines on the host = 17 x 1 CPU x 2 threads (hyperthreading) = 34

+ virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 CPU x 2 threads (hyperthreading) = 2 = 18 licenses (18 VMs since it is greater than core value of the physical processors (16) and less than core value of all VMs (72; 18x4))

  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

New license requirement total = 18 licenses

Example 2 (with Software Assurance)

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation) → 8 cores * factor 2.0 = 16.

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 3 x 1 CPU x 2 cores (hyperthreading) = 6 = 12 licenses (at least 4 cores per VM; maximum number is the core value of the physical processors (16))
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 12 licenses

Later 14 more environments with 1 processor each are hosted

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 17 enabled virtual machines on the host = 17 x 1 CPU x 2 cores (hyperthreading) = 34 =16 licenses (at least 4 cores per VM; maximum number is the core value of the physical processors (16))
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)

New license requirement total = 16 licenses

SQL Enterprise | CPU (SPLA; No Virtualization; No Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2005
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processor cores where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines.

The number of processors is counted for physical devices.

The number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per physical processor for virtual machines.

Algorithm

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of CPU

Else (if virtual)

Number of virtual CPU * number of threads per physical CPU

}

Included Virtual Instances 0
License Mobility

No (Minimum entitlement period = 30 days!)

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 3 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number)

+ virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 CPU / 2 Threads (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 4 licenses

  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 4 licenses

SQL Enterprise | CPU (SPLA; Full Virtualization; No Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2008
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processor cores where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines.

Maximum number is the number of physical processors.

The number of processors is counted for physical devices.

The number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per physical processor for virtual machines.

Algorithm

Lesser of

(

Number of physical CPU

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of CPU

Else (if virtual)

Number of virtual CPU * number of threads per physical CPU

}

)

Included Virtual Instances Unlimited
License Mobility No (Minimum entitlement period = 30 days!)

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are not any enabled virtual machines on the host = 0 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 0 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 CPU / 2 threads (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 1 license
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 1 license

Environments hosted additionally later:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM7 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM8 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 5 enabled virtual machines on the host = 5 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 5 licenses
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 1 CPU / 2 threads (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 1 license
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

Actual license requirement total = 6 licenses

Limited to maximum number = 4 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

SQL Enterprise | CPU (SPLA; Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processors where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines. Four virtual machines are included for each physical processor.

Maximum number is the number of physical processors or the number of virtual machines divided by four, whichever is greater.

The number of processors is counted for physical devices.

The number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per physical processor for virtual machines.

Algorithm

Lesser of

(

Max(Number of physical CPU, Number of OSE/4)

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of CPU

Else (if virtual)

Number of virtual CPU * number of threads per physical CPU

}

)

Included Virtual Instances 4
License Mobility Yes

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation).

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 3 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 3 licenses (maximum number is the number of physical processors)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 3 licenses

Later 14 more environments with 1 processor each are hosted

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 17 enabled virtual machines on the host = 17 x (1 CPU / 2 threads) (hyperthreading; for VM rounded up to a whole number) = 17 licenses (17 VM / 4 = 4,25 → 5, since it is greater than number of physical processors)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

Actual license requirement total = 17 licenses

Limited to maximum number = 5 licenses (limited to number of physical processors (4); however, virtualization number is greater: 17 VM / 4 VM per CPU = 4.25 → 5 (rounded up to a whole number))

SQL Enterprise | Core (SPLA; Full Virtualization; Mobility)

Relevant for SQL Server Enterprise 2012
SQL Server Enterprise 2014
License Entitlement Device
Metric

Number of processor cores where the software is run on the device or on virtual machines.

Maximum number is the total of all physical processor cores that is calculated using the Microsoft factor table.

The number of processor cores is counted and multiplied by the relevant factor for physical devices.

The number of allocated processors is multiplied by the number of threads per physical processor for virtual machines – the minimum count of 4 cores per virtual machine applies.

Algorithm

Lesser of

(

physical cores * core factor

or

Build sum with each OS-Environment running SQL

{

If physical

Number of cores * core factor

Else (if virtual)

Max(Number of virtual CPU * number of threads per physical core,4)

}

)

Included Virtual Instances Unlimited
License Mobility Yes

Example

ESX host with 4 dual-core CPUs with hyperthreading (no SQL Server installation) → 8 cores * factor 2.0 = 16.

Currently hosted environments:

  • VM1 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM2 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM3 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled
  • VM4 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – disabled

Formerly hosted environments:

  • VM5 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 30 days ago
  • VM6 with 1 processor (SQL Server Installation) – enabled – moved to another host 95 days ago

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 3 enabled virtual machines on the host = 3 x 1 CPU x 2 cores (hyperthreading) = 6 = 12 licenses (at least 4 cores per VM; maximum number is the core value of the physical processors (16))
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

License requirement total = 12 licenses

Later 14 more environments with 1 processor each are hosted

License requirement:

  • Currently there are 17 enabled virtual machines on the host = 17 x 1 CPU x 2 cores (hyperthreading) =34 = 16 licenses (at least 4 cores per VM; maximum number is the core value of the physical processors (16))
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 30 days ago = 0 licenses (license mobility)
  • Virtual machine was run on the host 95 days ago = 0 licenses (minimum license entitlement has expired)

New license requirement total = 16 licenses

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