Microsoft OS licensing on VMware

bilal ahmed 1 Reputation point

i want to know , how to do licensing Microsoft Server Licensing on VMware, in real case , i have 3 Nodes with 18Core*2 Physical CPU Sockets each , (Total 108 Physical Cores) and i want to run 7 VMs(Server 2019 OS) on that , what is the licensing mechanism , required Microsoft standard licensing . Please help , and also share the details these VMs will be on 3Node VMware Cluster , does Cluster and Non cluster Microsoft VMs have same licensing mechanism or Cluster have some others licensing calculation .


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A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Leon Laude 85,686 Reputation points

    Hi @bilal ahmed ,

    Please note that these are technical forums, and is not meant for providing legal advice on licensing. licensing questions are best asked directly to a trained Microsoft licensing specialist.

    You can contact Microsoft directly and discuss your licensing needs -

    You'll also find some licensing information here:


    If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you!

    Best regards,

  2. Miles 1,251 Reputation points


    About advice on licensing , asking to a Microsoft licensing specialist is a better choice.

    Thanks for your understanding and cooperating.

    Best Regards

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