SQL Server restrictions for support system centre

G, Chris 20 Reputation points
2024-05-10T20:15:25.35+00:00

I am trying to confirm if I can run a SQL Server cluster (AG) to support System Centre. I understand the database must be Standard Edition and dedicated to System Centre. That's clear. What's not clear is can I run a cluster or must it be s single instance.

Microsoft's System Center data sheet says "No additional licenses are needed for the management server or SQL Server runtime (SQL Server Standard Edition)".

Other sites say "Microsoft's licensing terms for these products allow you to run one instance of the SQL Server technology in one physical or virtual operating system environment (OSE) on one server, but only to support the System Center software."

Looking for a Microsoft-sourced document that clearly defines any limitations around this. Thanks!

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 102.2K Reputation points
    2024-05-10T21:06:32.8433333+00:00

    There are two questions here:

    1. Does System Center technically support running the product on an AG? Since I don't work with that product, I cannot answer that one.
    2. Would the license for System Center include second machine for a non-readable replica in a Basic AG. My gut feeling is, no. Then again, if you have Software Assurance, it may work out.

    However, when it comes to licensing, this is not the place to get authoritative answers - this is a not a technical forum, not a legal one. Please check out the thread https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/1664731/c-mo-recupero-la-informaci-n-de-licencia-olp-micro to get information how you can get help with license questions.


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