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  • Anishk
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    #167454

    Hi ,

    Want to know whether we can run 2012 R2 Virtual machine on a 2012 Datacenter edition.

    Regards,
    Anishk


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #191948

    If you mean “can you use the unlimited VM license”, AFAIK the answer is no – that is only for the same OS as the host, so you will need separate 2012R2 licenses (or a 2012R2 datacentre license)
    If you mean “will they work”, the answer is yes

    Disclaimer: I am not a Microsoft Licensing expert. For an authoritative answer, get it (a) direct from Microsoft (b) in writing and (c) choose the most cost effective of the three totally different options you will get from the two salespeople you speak to.


    kgoering
    Member
    #386600
    Ossian;n516399 wrote:
    If you mean “can you use the unlimited VM license”, AFAIK the answer is no – that is only for the same OS as the host, so you will need separate 2012R2 licenses (or a 2012R2 datacentre license)
    If you mean “will they work”, the answer is yes

    Disclaimer: I am not a Microsoft Licensing expert. For an authoritative answer, get it (a) direct from Microsoft (b) in writing and (c) choose the most cost effective of the three totally different options you will get from the two salespeople you speak to.

    Here, the concern is we are having host OS as 2012 and VM required to be installed is 2012 R2.

    Regards,
    Anishk


    kgoering
    Member
    #386601
    Ossian;n516399 wrote:
    If you mean “can you use the unlimited VM license”, AFAIK the answer is no – that is only for the same OS as the host, so you will need separate 2012R2 licenses (or a 2012R2 datacentre license)
    If you mean “will they work”, the answer is yes

    Disclaimer: I am not a Microsoft Licensing expert. For an authoritative answer, get it (a) direct from Microsoft (b) in writing and (c) choose the most cost effective of the three totally different options you will get from the two salespeople you speak to.

    Also, would like to know whether upgrading existing 2012 datacenter edition to 2012 R2 Datacenter will impact the existing running VM on it.

    Regards,
    Anishk

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