I'd ask your seller about access to on premise licensing.
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These CSP subscriptions are 8 core packs, which aligns with the license guidance, but the CSP link above is also talking about perpetual licensing in the same guide, which I know is eligible for on-premise use. I struggling to locate anything which explicitly states that CSP based subscriptions can be used for on-premises VM workloads.
This SKU is an example subscription, and the only descriptions I could previously find referred to their use in Azure only. “DG7GMGF0D5RK:0003”. The descriptions appear to have been updated recently to now include “physical processor or virtual machine”, but want to ensure I’m not going to put our clients in a non-compliant position.
Windows Server is the cloud-ready operating system that supports current workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business. This is a three-year subscription to a pack of 8 core licenses, with a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor or virtual machine and a minimum of 16 core licenses per server. This purchase includes Azure Hybrid Benefits for Windows Server enabling you to run in Azure Windows Server VMs at the Linux rate. You also need to purchase Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs) for every user or device accessing the (physical) server.
This new option to license is of interest to many of our customers as they can move the licenses to Azure later, mix subscriptions with perpetual to allow a subset of workloads to be upgraded to newer, have limited number of Windows workloads on a VMware cluster mixed with Linux, and other scenarios.
If you can help me secure a definitive answer to the question regarding the eligibility of using CSP sourced Windows Server subscriptions for on-premises VM workloads, that would be greatly appreciated.