Moving from Physical to Virtual Environment
Hi, we are currently in the process of moving from a physical environment to a virtual environment, but for the meantime the two environments will be active. I have a question regarding the licensing of the product and how it should be installed in the Virtual environment. At present we have perpetual standard server licenses to cover all of our physical machines, however when we move to the virtual environment, will we have to purchase new licenses for the virtual machine equivalent of the physical machine or are we able to use our existing licenses in the virtual environment. If new licenses are required, how are these licensed, are they licensed per ESXi Host so if we have 5 Hosts, do we just require 5 licenses and these would cover ALL of the VM's that have replaced the Physical machines? Just need to know what to purchase if anything and whats the best way for it to be deployed. Cheers.