I'm planning to create a virtualized setup for a company I work for and I've been looking at server configurations. I've settled on a Dell PowerEdge R710, but I'm not sure which OS is right for me. My choices are between 2008 R2 EE (~$9,800) and 2008 R2 DC (~$12,800).
I have a friend who'se already done a similar setup for his work place and they're running 2008 R2 DC and he believes that if you're on DC then you have an 'unlimited guest os' license where as EE is limited to 4 (according to him). Is that true, and would it be beneficial to go with DC for an extra $3,000?
Also, if you go with DC, does that give you access to some super MSDN or TechNet account that allows you to download OSes for VMs as needed? Or if not, I'm assuming I just buy a product key as needed to deploy a new VM?
Thanks in advance for any help!