Can you help me with my software licensing question?
I've heard that with Enterprise Edition Server 2008, if you run a pure Hyper-V machine, you are also allowed to run four additional installations as guest VMs. The same goes for Standard edition except you only get the single guest install.
Can someone please clarify the terms of the guest VMs? For an enterprise edition Hyper-V installation, the four guest machines would also need to be enterprise edition to fall under this licensing arrangement, is this correct?
The reason I ask is because we currently run a bunch of standard edition VMs, but are looking to roll out clustering and thought it'd be a good opportunity to go for the enterprise licensing deal. However, I'm unsure if moving our current standard edition machines onto the enterprise host will count as 'one of the four', or whether these machines will need to be reinstalled as enterprise edition.
Does anyone know how this works? Cheers!