2 thoughts on “Windows Server 2016 Licensing Tips”

  • fbifido fbifido says:

    @2:13 what the hell?
    R310 = minimum lic (8×2-core)
    R720 = minimum lic (8×2-core)
    R730 = 2 x minimum (8×2-core) = 16×2-core

    The minimum lic you can buy is 8×2-core, how did R730 get 12×2-core, isn't that 1(8×2-core)+1(4×2-core)?
    if you can get a 4×2-core, why R310 get a 8×2-core?

    1 standard-with-2vm = minimum lic (8×2-core)
    1 standard-with-4vm = 2 x minimum lic (16×2-core)
     
    dual 4 core = 8×2-core packs
    dual 8 core = 8×2-core packs
    dual 10 core = 10×2-core packs
    dual 12 core = 12×2-core packs
    dual 14 core = 14×2-core packs
    dual 16 core = 16×2-core packs

    what's the cost for the 2-core packs?

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 2 Processor License, 5 CALs – Retail  $900
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 2 Processor License – Retail  $5,500
    Windows Server 2016 Standard  @$882 for 16-core 
    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter   @$6,155 for 16-core

    so:
    8×2-core packs = 2016-ST-$882
    2-core packs =  2016-ST-$110.25
    every 2 VM = (cost of server lic) in standard edition.

    We must buy per core + per VM (if running VMs) or per core if physical servers?

    2016 Standard with 2 VM:
    dual 4 core = 8×2-core packs        $882
    dual 8 core = 8×2-core packs        $882
    dual 10 core = 10×2-core packs   $1,102.50
    dual 12 core = 12×2-core packs   $1,323
    dual 14 core = 14×2-core packs   $1,543.50
    dual 16 core = 16×2-core packs   $1,764
    This is too mush, what the hell are we buying, plus CAL & RDS.
    I will use 2012 R2 until EOL plus some.

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