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How to represent VM use rights for Windows Server 2016 Standard

Question asked by jharrison Advocate on Jun 16, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 16, 2018 by emmanuel.rasamoely

Has anyone come across the challenge of accurately setting the VM use rights when assigning Windows Server licenses for a host?

 

For example: The Windows Server 2016 Standard terms say that after licensing the minimum number of physical cores, you are allowed 2 Operating System Environments (OSE).

 

So let's keep it simple, say you have a host with 2x8 core processors. You assign 16 core licenses. This allows you 2 VMs. However, when you go to set your VM use rights on the license in SLM, you can only set a minimum of 1 VM, as you see in the screenshot here:

Setting VM Use Rights

 

The implication of this is that Snow sees 16 licenses are assigned, so it will allow for 16 VMs. Which is incorrect, only 2 are allowed.

 

Has anyone come across this issue, and if so, how did you deal with it?

 

Thanks for any feedback!

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