Need advice on New ESX hosts to best utilize 2012 core licensing model
We are currently running several esx host, that have 4 procs x 10 cores (I believe they are westmere). We currently license the entire host . Given the upcoming change to core licensing , we are looking to repurpose the current servers and go with a faster/ fewer core servers for sql virtualization. So given that, I was wondering if anyone has done any research into what hardware is out there for esx host to best utilize the new 2012 licensing model.
If you are only running Standard Edition you can consider server + CAL licensing. One of my customers bought one CAL for all employees and enough server licenses (no external websites and so on). If you are about to run BI Edition, there is only server + cal licensing. Enterprise edition.. do your research =)