SQL Standard on Windows VM in HYPER-V Cluster

Damian Feliszewski 1 Reputation point

Hello All

I've question about licensing.
I have VM Windows Server 2019 with SQL Standard installation. This VM is working in Hyper-V Cluster (2 nodes).
When first node will be destroyed VM will be moved to second node.
My question is when I migrate whole VM from one node to another one do I need to buy Software Assurance for SQL Standard on this server?

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  1. Stratos Matzouranis 36 Reputation points

    You need separate licences.

    Also is good to know that in Standard edition you can use Basic Availability Groups and not Always On Availability Groups.

    You can find differences below:

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  2. Damian Feliszewski 1 Reputation point

    Yes, but I don't want to create HA on SQL, only on HYPER-V. So when first node will be destroyed whole Windows VM will be moved to second node. VM will be moved to another node, not only database I also need to by SA for SQL Standard?

  3. YufeiShao-msft 6,986 Reputation points

    Hi @Damian Feliszewski ,

    It seems your question is more about license. I suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. For detailed information about the license issue, 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. For Volume Licensing Service Support, please use the https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/contact-us to contact information for your country.

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