Windows 2019 VM license in a Windows 2012R2 Cluster with Datacenter license

Andrea Rinaldi 1 Reputation point

Hello. We have 2 host with Windows 2012R2 Datacenter License. We wish to install 2 server with windows 2019 Standard operating System. I don't wanna upgrade the Datacenter License (too much expensive at this moment). I Know I need to buy 2 Windows 2019/2022 license, but for how much cores? For the few cores used by the virtual machine, or the full number of core of the phisical server? Can you help me? Thanks

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  1. Thameur-BOURBITA 28,546 Reputation points

    Hi @Andrea Rinaldi

    In this case you need just buy a license based on the core number of each virtual machine.

    for your information windows 2012 r2 is not supported it’s time to upgrade your host to supported version Please don’t forget to accept helpful answer