How do I assign computer/datacenter for MS SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core License with SA ; whereby all cores of the physical host machine are covered and unlimited installations of SQL VMs are also set off ?
No worries at all!
Have you also selected the cross edition checkbox in license edit?
Hope it get's resolved for you quickly.
On don't have access to my account at the moment for precise instructions but this is what's currently sitting in my short-term memory.
On the license record
When done with the associations, don't forget to recalc compliance before rechecking your compliance stance for it. I sometimes forget this and scratch my head wondering what I've done wrong on the license record itself.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Mary Barr.
I've already done the above steps but the problem is that the Licenses for the SQL VMs residing in the cluster/datacenter host is not getting 'covered' in SLM.
In Short I'm trying to achieve the below as per MS SQL 2016 Licensing Guide :
" With SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition, customers who have licensed all physical cores on the server can run an unlimited number of instances of the software in a number of OSEs (physical and/or virtual) equal to the number of core licenses assigned to the server. For example, a four processor server with four cores per processor—fully licensed with sixteen core licenses—can run SQL Server software in up to sixteen VMs, regardless of the number of virtual cores allocated to each VM "
Have you checked that the VM use rights section in the assignment tab when editing that license?
It should be configured to be unlimited in your scenario.
Then if you assign enough licenses to the cluster (or all of the hosts in the data-center/clusters individually) and recalculate compliance you should see that all of the VMs on those hosts are covered.
If you are assigning to the Cluster make sure that it is of Type DCC in the assignment grid
If you are still not getting coverage then please contact support.
This is how I have it setup in mine as well and works perfectly.
I've done this and initial problem of coverage is fixed for VMs that have same SQL version/edition as per the license allocated to host.
But VMs having different SQL versions/editions are not getting covered, in spite of downgrade rights enabled on the license.
Have logged call with Support and awaiting their response.
You are a hero Thomas !
That cross edition setting resolved my issue
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