SQL License mobility on Azure

Vishu 1,556 Reputation points

Dear Experts,

Wanted to confirm if I have a physical machine having 4 cores and hosting 2 vm's of 4 vcores each having SQL Server on them. All 4 cores of the physical machine are licensed. Thus 2 licenses are there for the SQL Server. Now if we migrate both the vm to azure we would need 4 licenses due to 8 vcores thus having to provision 2 extra licenses though getting the same vcpu's. Is that correct.

Having SA on the mentioned licenses


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  1. Olaf Helper 43,166 Reputation points


    This is a community forum for technical questions & issues.

    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.


    See also eBook "SQL Server 2017 Licensing Guide"


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  2. CarrinWu-MSFT 6,866 Reputation points

    Hi @VishalGarg-2318,

    For License issue, we suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. Please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations. Or you can go to Volume Licensing Service Center support. Please choose region/language and choose to call or have web. People there will help you more effectively.

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