Webcast: Microsoft Server Virtualization Licensing

Microsoft published a 26-minutes on demand webcast about its licensing model applied to virtualization scenarios.

In it Eric Jewett, Lead Product Manager for Windows Server Marketing, covers following topics:

  • Licensing capabilities in different Windows editions
  • Differences between running and stored virtual machines
  • Differences between Server+CAL and Per-Processor licensing models
  • Application of Microsoft licensing to moving virtual machines (for example using VMware VMotion capabilities)

This video should clarifies some concepts already stated in whitepaper Microsoft released in June 2007 and in new Virtualization Calculator 2.0.