Windows Server 2019 OEM Licensing from HPE [CCEN]

Windows Server 2019 OEM Licensing from HPE [CCEN]


Windows Server 2019 is now available from
Hewlett Packard Enterprise! Let’s review the Windows Server 2019 licensing
that is available from HPE to pair with new HPE Servers, for a complete server solution. Hi, I’m Melissa Farmer, an Inside Sales
Specialist for HPE. Pairing Windows Server 2019 with HPE ProLiant
Gen10 Servers can provide many benefits. It is important to understand the different
Windows Server 2019 licenses that HPE has available. Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers OEM Base
licenses for the following versions of Windows Server 2019: – Windows Server 2019 Essentials (which follows
a processor based licensing model and is ideal for SMBs allowing up to 25 users and 50 devices). – And Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter
(which follow a core based licensing model with each Base License covering the required
licensing minimum of 16 cores) HPE also offers Windows Server 2019 Standard
and Datacenter Additional Licenses in increments of 2, 4, and 16 cores. Here are some core-based licensing rules you
must keep in mind: Rule 1: Each server requires a minimum of
a single Base License covering 16 cores Rule 2: All physical cores of the server must
be licensed. Keep in mind, Additional Licenses may be required
to cover all cores on systems with more than 16 cores in total. Rule 3: Additional Licenses are also required
if a customer wants to license more than the 2 Virtual Machines (“VMs” for short) included
for Windows Server 2019 Standard. To add 2 more VM rights to Standard, all the
cores in the server must be licensed again. (For contrast, Windows Server 2019 Datacenter,
does not require Additional Licenses for VM licensing, as it permits unlimited VMs and
Hyper-V containers when all physical cores in the server are licensed.) Rule 4: For Windows Server 2019 Standard and
Datacenter, Client Access Licenses (called “CALs”) are required for every user or device
which connects directly (or indirectly) to a server. Rule 5: Windows Server 2019 Standard Base
Licenses can only be purchased with initial server purchase Rule 6: HPE Windows Server 2019 Standard Additional
Licenses can be purchased with initial server purchase OR afterwards (known as “APOS”,
or “After Point of Sale”) Rule 7: Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Base
Licenses AND Additional Licenses can only be purchased with initial server purchase,
they are not available for purchase afterwards (no APOS for Datacenter). HPE delivers licenses a few different ways:
Factory-preinstalled configurations (“FIO” licenses) can be purchased from HPE’s online
stores, via channel partners, and through direct sales team. Non-preinstalled factory OEM licenses (“FIO
Npi” licenses or “drop-in-box” licenses) are also available online and via channel
partners with new HPE servers for customers choosing do-it-yourself installations. In addition, reseller partners can purchase
Reseller Option Kit (ROK) licenses. ROK licenses are available only to resellers
from HPE authorized distributors. Resellers can then offer ROK licenses in combination
with new HPE servers to customers, giving their customers the value of an HPE OEM license
+ any additional services and/or products that the reseller may offer. So, that wraps it up –I’ve covered Windows
Server 2019 licensing options and how HPE delivers the OEM licensing –to learn more
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