SQL Server license -2019

Doddasiddavannahally, Pradyothana 41 Reputation points

We have 2-2pack of SQL Server license and currently box is running with 4 cores. There is a need to increase CPU and we are planning to add another 2 or 4.

As we have licese for only 4 cores, if we restrict the SQL Server to use only 4 cores will that be fine or do we need to purchanse the new license?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Olaf Helper 40,656 Reputation points

    Is it a VM? Then you must license very core of the VM.

    For question regarding pricing / licensing please contact a Microsoft sales partner or licensing expert.

    Call (1-800-426-9400), Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST to speak directly to Microsoft licensing specialist.


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