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BvdDries Frequent Visitor
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PBI RS Licensing already owning SQL SE+SA

Hi,

 

I am getting confused...

I've spoken to Inisght (license partner from MS) on the topic of PBI RS included in the SQL Server Enterprise edt. + SA.

We have 6 SQL Server Enterprise Edt. + SA licenses already, but apparantly they are all already being used.

 

Does this mean I have to purchase an additional license? I would expect it to be part of the license, and thus already available for us because we already have 6.

 

Can anybody help on the matter?

 

Thanks, Bram

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Re: PBI RS Licensing already owning SQL SE+SA


@BvdDries wrote:

 

Does this mean I have to purchase an additional license? I would expect it to be part of the license, and thus already available for us because we already have 6.

It depends what you mean by "we already have 6" - typically SQL is licensed to a certain number of cores. So if you have 6 cores of SQL SE and you are running on a 6 core VM then your license partner is correct in that they are already being used. 

 

If you wanted to install PBIRS on a separate VM (which is the recommended approach) then you would need additional licenses for the cores on this other VM.

 

Technically if you installed PBIRS on your existing SQL VM you would not need to pay for any additional licenses, but running 2 big applications like PBIRS and the SQL DB engine on the one VM can lead to performance issues and I would not recommend this for a production environment

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Re: PBI RS Licensing already owning SQL SE+SA


@BvdDries wrote:

 

Does this mean I have to purchase an additional license? I would expect it to be part of the license, and thus already available for us because we already have 6.

It depends what you mean by "we already have 6" - typically SQL is licensed to a certain number of cores. So if you have 6 cores of SQL SE and you are running on a 6 core VM then your license partner is correct in that they are already being used. 

 

If you wanted to install PBIRS on a separate VM (which is the recommended approach) then you would need additional licenses for the cores on this other VM.

 

Technically if you installed PBIRS on your existing SQL VM you would not need to pay for any additional licenses, but running 2 big applications like PBIRS and the SQL DB engine on the one VM can lead to performance issues and I would not recommend this for a production environment

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