Can you help me with my software licensing question?
As an sys admins we need to provide our development team with both an integration and development environment. Spawning virtual machines would be a great option, right?
However, when is it considered a production environment vs development? Before answering consider this...
This VM will be running within our production virtual infrastructure, production network, and added to the production domain (our Enterprise AD domain). However, the intent of the server will be strictly limited to development (no production use). Would I need a "regular" server OS license for this Development virtual server? or will a developers MSDN license cover the OS license as well?
Or how about even just a physical server that will be connected the production domain but again, only be used for development and/or integration servers. Again, which license would I need?
Any form of official documentation or reference would be greatly appreciate. Thanks!