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Licensing SQL Server 2019 on VMWARE

Hi Everyone,

Our company has SQL Server 2014 and 2016 and will acquire licenses for SQL Server 2019.

Our environment is in VMWARE, and as I understand it, one license is required for each V-Core that the server is using.

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So if my server has 12 V-Core will I need 12 licenses?

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I read this document from Microsoft and understood it this way, is that correct?

SQL%20Server%202019%20Licensing%20guide.pdf



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For detailed information about the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations.

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AmeliaGu-msft answered

Hi EdgarToiaNeto-5208,

Yes, I think you are right. To license individual VMs using the Per Core model, we must purchase a core license for each v-core (or virtual processor, virtual CPU, virtual thread) allocated to the VM for SQL Server 2019 Standard Edition.
For the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations. For Volume Licensing Service Support, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/Help/Contact.aspx to contact information for your country.

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Amelia


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