Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run with Virtualization Technologies

So here I am in Ghent in Belgium and a customer that I was with was talking about SWsoft Virtuozzo and the licence costs around the product! I looked at them and went hmmmmmmm I know just the article!

Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 to Run with Virtualization Technologies. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of a certain company complaining that we license Windows differently for Virtual Server and third party virtualization. That’s simply not true and this document spells out the licensing most clearly. This document covers VMware ESX Server, VMware VMotion, SWsoft Virtuozzo, and Microsoft System Center Virtualization Machine Manager. This document also Intentionally compares VMotion, System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Microsoft Host Clustering (AKA Quick Migration) to build awareness with VMware customers that we have similar management and “VM movement” capabilities.

Check out the core document!!! :

 “Microsoft details Windows licensing for 3rd party virtualization platforms” blog:

Comments (3)

  1. zarbie says:

    Thanks for the feedback Melvin, I will pass this on the relevant teams that upload the information. Its hard to make sure that we cover everyone and sometimes very difficult. Let me know if you need the file in a .doc format still.

    All the best


  2. Melvin Krom says:

    When trying to posting information to reader that might be deciding whether or not to move to Microsoft products, wouldn’t be best to not post in the .docx format which requires the download and installation of additonal MS stuff that they might not want or need at this time. A .doc format seems reasonable at this time.

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