Transfer windows license to virtual enviorement

Most of the users/customers now running their data centers on virtual platforms such as Hyper-V or VMware. Most of the times it needs to transfer our physical servers to virtual environment. we can use some vendor tools for transferring the physical servers to virtual environment.but how about your license. can we transfer existing license to virtual environment?. Answer is depend on your license model.

  • If you have OEM license, which is bind to the hardware. We cannot move this license to virtual environment. Therefore we have to purchase another licenses
  • If you have Open or EA agreements, we can simply transfer license to virtual environment.