How many core license's are needed for a 10 core processor ?

Austin Verbryck 1 Reputation point
2022-01-24T03:36:57.097+00:00

I've been attempting to publish a few projects through asp.net using visual studio, & then host them through IIS 10 Express, however I've been doing this with windows 10 os. I've recently come to realization that this likely should be replaced with windows server 2019 but I would like to ask two questions I've been stumped on.

1. Is it 100% necessary to use windows server 2019 os, or can I host my projects live just within the windows 10 os & IIS 10 Express ?

2. If/When I get windows server 2019 os how would I determine how many core licenses I would need for a 10 core processor, the Intel Xeon w-1290p. Is the windows server 2019 os with an 8 core license sufficient &/or best ?

Thank you for any feedback, Austin.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2022-01-24T03:40:43.747+00:00

    You'll need a minimum of a 16 core license.
    https://download.microsoft.com/download/7/C/E/7CED6910-C7B2-4196-8C55-208EE0B427E2/Windows_Server_2019_licensing_datasheet_EN_US.pdf

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  2. Austin Verbryck 1 Reputation point
    2022-01-24T03:48:41.777+00:00

    Can you explain your reasoning ? & if I went with 8 2 core packs as this suggests within your PDF attached 167528-screenshot-46.png

    I'm unclear how I would install more than one operating system to my system. Also assuming installing 8 2 core pack operating systems is possible, can they be installed individually as needed or only all at once ?

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  3. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2022-01-24T03:51:18.987+00:00

    It's right here in your screenshot.

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  4. Austin Verbryck 1 Reputation point
    2022-01-24T03:54:40.63+00:00

    I see that but directly underneath with my processors specs in mind, wouldn't this be the number of 2 core packs needed ?167636-screenshot-46-li.jpg

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  5. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2022-01-24T03:57:05.12+00:00

    see that but directly underneath with my processors specs in mind, wouldn't this be the number of 2 core packs needed ?

    Yes, they are for sale in 2 packs but you'll need at least 8 2-packs per physical machine minimum.

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