DXC Windows Server 2016 Core Licensing Calculator

Use the DXC Technology SPLA calculator to determine the number of Windows Server 2016 licenses you need and the estimated costs* for your required licenses.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition

Windows Server Datacenter Edition requires all physical cores to be licensed in order to run unlimited Virtual Machines (or Windows Hyper-V containers).

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

Windows Server Standard Edition requires all physical cores to be licensed in order to run 1 Virtual Machine (or Windows Hyper-V container)

Licensing Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 Core Licenses required per Processor
  • Core licenses are sold in packs of 2

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Host Server 1

Input number of physical processors in the host server

Input total number of physical cores per processor

(Minimum 8 Cores required per Processor)

Input number of VMs to run on the host server

Note: 1 VM is included in the Standard Base License once all physical cores are properly licensed. Additional VMs/OSEs can be added by re-licensing the total number of cores in the Server

CLICK FOR ADDITIONAL HOST SERVERS

Processor(s)


Physical cores per processor



Host Server 2

Input number of physical processors in the host server

Input total number of physical cores per processor

(Minimum 8 Cores required per Processor)

Input number of VMs to run on the host server

Note: 1 VM is included in the Standard Base License once all physical cores are properly licensed. Additional VMs/OSEs can be added by re-licensing the total number of cores in the Server

CLICK FOR ADDITIONAL HOST SERVERS

Processor(s)


Physical cores per processor



Host Server 3

Input number of physical processors in the host server

Input total number of physical cores per processor

(Minimum 8 Cores required per Processor)

Input number of VMs to run on the host server

Note: 1 VM is included in the Standard Base License once all physical cores are properly licensed. Additional VMs/OSEs can be added by re-licensing the total number of cores in the Server

CLICK FOR ADDITIONAL HOST SERVERS

Processor(s)


Physical cores per processor



Host Server 4

Input number of physical processors in the host server

Input total number of physical cores per processor

(Minimum 8 Cores required per Processor)

Input number of VMs to run on the host server

Note: 1 VM is included in the Standard Base License once all physical cores are properly licensed. Additional VMs/OSEs can be added by re-licensing the total number of cores in the Server

CLICK FOR ADDITIONAL HOST SERVERS

Processor(s)


Physical cores per processor



Host Server 5

Input number of physical processors in the host server

Input total number of physical cores per processor

(Minimum 8 Cores required per Processor)

Input number of VMs to run on the host server

Note: 1 VM is included in the Standard Base License once all physical cores are properly licensed. Additional VMs/OSEs can be added by re-licensing the total number of cores in the Server

Processor(s)


Physical cores per processor



Total of 0 cores need to be licensed
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License Requirements

Base License Required

Windows Server® 2016 Datacenter (2 core)

Total of 0 licenses needed

Licensing Costs1

1Pricing effective to December 31, 2018 only

Additional Notes*

  • The number of ‘Required’ licenses are suggested. The actual combination of Required licenses are at the discretion of the Partner, so long as the minimum core licensing requirements are met.
  • This calculator is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. It cannot be considered a source of definitive licensing guidance or costs. Product licensing, program licensing, costs and business rules are subject to change.
  • Pricing is for budgetary purposes only. Microsoft can increase prices once a year on Jan 1. Microsoft has announced an increase for Windows Core Licensing Jan 1, 2019 of +10%
  • The pricing contained herein are provided to you for illustrative purposes and approximations only, and should not be considered or relied upon as the actual or potential costs. DXC Technology MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS CALCULATOR