Windows Server 2022 Licensing charge for non-windows VMs?

George 0 Reputation points

I administrate an environment with multiple Hypervisor hardware nodes that run VMs of various OSes.

We are running a few Server 2022 Standard VMs, and purchased the right number of cores to run 2 VMs on each node.

In a meeting with my MPSA vendor today I was told that because we run more than 2 VMs total (of ANY OS) on these nodes, we need to rebuy our core licenses or stop running 2022 Standard VMs on these nodes.

I cannot find any information anywhere that suggests this is how the licensing works.

Is this true? Do I have to buy more core licenses to keep running non-Windows VMs on the same Hypervisor as my Windows VMs? Or move to Datacenter and dump the Standard licenses i already have?

Thank You in advance for your help.

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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 24,281 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    The limit of 2 is for OSEs, not VMs. I didn't find a limit on the number of VMs.

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

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