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July 1, 2009  2:26 PM

Virtualizing Microsoft SQL? Consider per-processor licensing



Posted by: Rick Vanover
consolidation, costs, licensing, management, Rick Vanover, SQL

In a recent SearchVMware.com tip, I outlined situations where it does not make sense to have SQL or Exchange virtualized. The bottom line is that licencing depends on many factors, and you...

June 4, 2009  5:27 PM

Licensing complications frustrate vSphere users



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, licensing, VMware, vSphere

VMware vSphere is a free upgrade for licensed customers with active Support and Subscription (SnS), but many users have reported problems obtaining their new vSphere licenses from VMware. Because VMware decided to go with a simpler license key instead of a more complex license file, new license...


May 8, 2009  4:22 PM

VMware vSphere licensing commentary and FUD



Posted by: Texiwill
licensing, Texiwill, VMware, vSphere

VMware's new approach to licensing has brought on quite a bit of commentary in the virtualization community. People are discussing it on Twitter, in other blogs and over the phone. It's being discussed in podcasts and whenever virtualization administrators get together. There are several talking...


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