Frizbits’ Bits

February 8, 2009

How does Virtualization Licensing work? Tech Brief answers

Filed under: Uncategorized — frizbit @ 6:32 pm

When we deal with virtualized workloads we are usually concerned about the operating system licensing.  But what about the application licensing for the server apps running in our virtualized datacenter.  It’s usually straightforward when dealing in an all Microsoft shop but when you mix in other virtualization platforms it can get pretty hairy.

Fortunately I recently found this Volume Licensing Tech Brief that covers all kinds of scenarios for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms.  I’ve never seen this laid out in such plain English before.  It was almost hard to believe this was a licensing document.  I did a quick search to find a good link to this document to post here and what did I find? There are Licensing Tech Briefs on all kinds of technology.  Cold server backup DR, Apps running on Terminal Services, license transfer, reimaging rights, work at home licenses, etc.  The list goes on and on.

Check it out for yourself.  I’ve already found a treasure trove of information I didn’t know before.

Of course you can always go straight for the virtualization doc that led me here in the first place.


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