Microsoft SQL Server licensing requirements - Metasys - LIT-12013243 - M4-OASMIN-0 - M4-OASSTD-0 - Server - Open Application Server - 13.0

Open Application Server (OAS) Commissioning Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Open Application Server
Document type
Commissioning Guide
Document number
LIT-12013243
Version
13.0
Revision date
2023-10-12
Product status
Active
Language
English

SQL Server 2017, 2019, and 2022 Standard or Enterprise software use a per core licensing model.

For more information, refer to the Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Licensing Models section in the SQL Server 2019 Licensing Datasheet https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/c/05c60185-ebdd-4472-895a-3d8e8da55682/SQL_Server_2019_Licensing_Datasheet.pdf.

All versions of Microsoft SQL Server Standard or Enterprise software use a per core licensing model. The SQL Server Express versions, however, do not require licensing. To determine the licensing needs for SQL Server Standard or Enterprise software that is installed on a Metasys Server:

  • count the number of cores in the processor
  • purchase the adequate number of core licenses

To assist you in counting the number of processor cores, refer to the specifications provided by the computer manufacturer or download the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7826). This toolkit may require the assistance from an IT professional. You may also consult the Microsoft Core Factor Table available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=229882.

After you determine the number of processor cores, purchase the appropriate number of core licenses to allow the OAS to access the SQL Server database. If the OAS running SQL Server software has multiple cores in the processor, purchase one license for each physical core in the processor. For example, if the computer has a single quad-core processor, purchase four core licenses.

Table 1 lists the number of core licenses required based on the number of physical cores in the processor.

Table 1. SQL Server license requirements

Physical Cores in the Processor

Core Licenses Required

(SQL Server Standard/Enterprise software requires a minimum of four core licenses, even for processors with less than four cores.)

1

4

2

4

4

4

6

6

8

8