Sql server 2012 licensing pssug (pacdcl h55qzn1s's conflicted copy 2012-04-17)


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Presentation given to SQLPASS Professional Developmet virtual chapter on September 11, 2013. This covers various Microsoft licensing options for the SQL Server RDBMS product.

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  • Open License is for customers who want a minimum initial purchase of only five software licenses (< 250 PCs). This programis ideal if you prefer to pay-as-you-go and change your licensing program as your business grows. You canqualify for volume purchasing under the volume feature of Open License. Open volume purchasing is forcustomers who can meet minimum purchase levels using a system of product pools and points. With an entryminimum of 500 points from a single product pool, this program offers deeper discounts for a greater savingsMicrosoft Select Plus is for midsize and large organizations with 250 or more desktop PCs with multipleaffiliates that want to license software and services at any business unit level while still getting the price savingadvantages of being a single organization. Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) is for larger organizations that want to standardize their desktop ITacross the enterprise, but retain the flexibility to purchase Microsoft software licenses and cloud services fordifferent types of users. Based on a three-year enrollment term, it provides the deepest pricing discounts and theadvantages of Software Assurance. Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) is a Volume Licensing program for large organizationsthat want to subscribe to—rather than purchase—Microsoft software licenses. This program provides similaradvantages as the Enterprise Agreement with a lower initial cost based on a three-year subscription and theability to increase or decrease subscription counts on an annual basis. However, unlike the EA where you retainperpetual use rights for the licenses you purchase, with this subscription agreement, you gain access to Microsoftsoftware for only as long as you maintain your subscription.During the three-year Enrollment term, you get attractive volume pricing for Microsoft Application Platform Products, including Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, SharePoint, and BizTalk, Server and applicable client access licenses in exchange for your enterprise-wide licensing commitment.With the Enrollment for Application Platform you choose between Premium and Standard edition Suites that offer significant saving over purchasing products separately. While your initial purchase must meet minimum volumes, you can adjust upward any suite component to suit your expanding IT infrastructure.During the three-year Enrollment period, as your needs expand, you may deploy additional copies of the Server Suites, or Suite components you are already using and then account for these changes once a year through an annual reconciliation process known as True-up. You can also choose to have a three-year, rather than an annual True-up. This option that may be especially attractive if you anticipate rapid growth in your server, processor or Client Access License (CAL) needs.Finally, your Software Assurance coverage will give you access to the latest versions of EAP components enabling you to adopt the latest technology. If you are a larger customer with Microsoft Premier Services accounts, you may also benefit from unlimited problem resolution support for mission critical systems.
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  • When using SQL Server software for development, test or demonstration purposes, only the users are licensedand a corresponding license for the actual server systems running SQL Server software is not required. As longas only licensed users have access to the software, customers can install as many copies of the software on anynumber of servers that are employed exclusively for this use. This is significant, because it allows customers torun the software on multiple devices (for testing purposes, for example) without having to license each non-production server system.● Before using SQL Server software under the Developer Tools model, customers must assign one license toeach user accessing the software.● Once licensed, customers can install the SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition software, and all licensed userscan use copies to design, develop, test and/or demonstrate programs.● Customers cannot use the software in a production environment and any test data that was used fordesign, development or test purposes must be removed prior to deploying the software for production use.Note: A production environment is defined as an environment that is accessed by end-users of an application(such as an Internet Web site) and that is used for purposes other than acceptance testing of that application.Other scenarios that constitute production environments include:● Environments that connect to a production database.● Environments that support disaster-recovery or backup for a production environment.● Environments that are used for production at least some of the time, such as a server that is rotated intoproduction during peak periods of activity.It is rare that someone whose primary role is designing, developing, or testing software would also qualify asan “end user” of the software.
  • Sql server 2012 licensing pssug (pacdcl h55qzn1s's conflicted copy 2012-04-17)

    1. 1. SQL Server 2012 Licensing The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter Joey D’Antoni 11 September 2013
    2. 2. About Me  Solutions Architect, Anexinet  @jdanton on Twitter  jdanton1@yahoo.com  Joedantoni.wordpress.com
    3. 3. Agenda  Definitions  Volume Licensing  Types of Licenses  SQL Editions  Why do your processor types matter now?  What about Virtualization?  Cost mitigation strategies
    4. 4. More Definitions  Software Assurance—Additional charge (typically about 20%) which allows for upgrades to latest version of product, and sometimes some other benefits  License Mobility—In general, you can reassign software licenses for server products, but not on a short-term basis (that is, not within 90 days of the last assignment)
    5. 5. How Do I Buy SQL Server  Retail  Volume Licensing  Third Party Reseller
    6. 6. Volume Licensing  Open License  Microsoft Select Plus  Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA)  Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement (ESA)  Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP)
    7. 7. Some Perspective
    8. 8. What that other DB costs! 3 Server Architecture (2x4 Core Intel Chips) SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Oracle Enterprise with Active DataGuard Licensing Costs $164,976 $690,000 Take Backup on Secondary Copy Yes Yes Read Only Queries on Secondary DB Yes Yes Fixes Corruption in-line Yes Yes Multiple Secondary Replicas Yes (3) Yes Synchronous or Asynchronous Transfer Yes Yes Virtual Network Name Yes Yes
    9. 9. What does $690,000 buys you? Boat Larry You
    10. 10. So did SQL get more expensive?  Yes and No  Microsoft didn’t change the price, but they changed how we buy SQL Server.
    11. 11. SQL Server Licensing Models  Server+Client Access Licenses (CAL)  Buy a CAL for each user in your company and then license each server for a nominal fee  Core Based Licensing  Similar to socket licensing in the past, but pay a fee for each core in your CPUs (Minimum of 4)
    12. 12. BI Edition  Same feature set as standard edition, with:  Master Data Services  Analysis Servers Scalable Shared Databases  Complete BI Semantic Model  PowerPivot/PowerView  Data Quality Services  Only Licensed Using Server+CAL license model  Cost $8,592 server+ $209 per CAL
    13. 13. Standard Edition  No significant changes from 2008R2 licensing  New Core Model does apply  Core licensing should be used mainly for external (Internet Facing Servers)  Core Pricing--$1,793 per core (min of 4 cores)  Server+CAL Pricing--$898 Per Server+$209 per CAL
    14. 14. Enterprise Edition
    15. 15. Enterprise Edition  Changes to Core Model  Minimum of Four Cores per CPU  Virtual servers are treated like physical  If you license all physical cores—unlimited VMs  Costs $6,874 per core (min of 4 cores)
    16. 16. High Availability and DR  A lot of customers would run an unlicensed DR server for mirroring purposes which was fine  This is still supported, however with AlwaysOn readable secondary databases, you may want to license to leverage the new feature
    17. 17. Core Chart  This is where it gets confusing
    18. 18. What CPUs Should I Buy?  Intel Xeon 4 Core  AMD 6 Core  Keep Core Count Low unless you really need it
    19. 19. Virtualization (for Core Licensing)  Each VM must be licensed just like a physical machine  If you license all of the physical cores in your Virtual Infrastructure, unlimited SQL VMs (Good Option if it works for you)
    20. 20. The Virtualization Kicker • In a nutshell—if you are running a VM environment, you are pretty much stuck buying SA.
    21. 21. Transition  New server licenses for SQL Server Enterprise Edition in the Server + Cal model will only be available for purchase through June 30th, 2012, after which they will no longer be available for purchase.  Applies to existing version of SQL as well  Microsoft will work with EA/EAP customers to transition their server licenses to Core licenses  As with any licensing matter, contact your friendly Microsoft Sales Rep
    22. 22. Strategies for Mitigation  SQL Server Private Cloud (Fancy way of saying Virtualization)  Use Standard Edition where you can  Consolidate Your SQL Server Instances  Development Environments and MSDN
    23. 23. Virtual Environment (Pros)  Using the unlimited VM option from Microsoft, this can be a good option  Rapid new server deployment  In my opinion, this is the best solution
    24. 24. Virtual Environment (Cons)  Additional licensing costs—if you are using VMWare, HyperV included with Windows  Storage performance can be trickier to manage with VMs—having fast storage is even more important  If not managed correctly, VM sprawl
    25. 25. Standard Edition (Pros)  It’s a lot cheaper  Many smaller organizations don’t require Enterprise Edition features
    26. 26. Standard Edition (Cons)  Lose of a lot features that allow for online maintenance  DR options are limited to synchronous mirroring and log shipping  No compression, or encryption and numerous other handy features  If you do this, I recommend going all standard
    27. 27. Consolidation (Pros)  Most SQL Servers in most companies are massively underutilized  By stacking databases in instances, we can get better utilization of hardware
    28. 28. Consolidation (Cons)  Limited separation  Downtime affects many more applications
    29. 29. Development Instances  If you are in a large organization it may be worth licensing your developers with MSDN  It can be much cheaper than buying real licenses  Or develop under Developer Edition
    30. 30. Summary  License model is changing June 30th— even if you don’t use 2012  Pay attention to the processors you order  Consult your friendly Microsoft representative with further questions  Microsoft Licensing Guide: http://bit.ly/HBvNkC
    31. 31. Contact  @jdanton – Twitter  jdanton1@yahoo.com – Email  Joedantoni.wordpress.com – Blog