SQL Server 2017 Core Licencing

MMShaikh 116 Reputation points
2021-03-15T04:02:59.63+00:00

We have a SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Core edition with no SA in virtualized environment. This VM has been assigned 8 vCPU. This VM is hosted on three physical servers in failover cluster. I would like to know from licensing expert if we are covered with license in our setup in case ofVM failover to another physical server in the same cluster.

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  1. MMShaikh 116 Reputation points
    2021-03-17T01:39:23.707+00:00

    Hi Cathyji

    I contacted Microsoft VLSC support and he advised me to contact reseller. They can only read the licensing document which only mentioned about SQL fail-over cluster scenario. There is no example of using SQL server on VM in fail-over cluster environment the licensing documents.


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  1. CathyJi-MSFT 21,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-16T06:52:20.557+00:00

    Hi @MMShaikh ,

    SQL server general tag that talking about SQL server tech issues. You question is related to SQL server license. I search this question, but I did not find a confirm answer from MS document SQL server license guide.

    So I 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. 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.
    Hope this could help you.


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