I should probably clarify my comments.
I of course understand that I have to pay for Microsoft SPLA
licensing. This is pretty simple (that I need to pay). But the person on the
phone seemed to start telling me that renting Linux VMs out was "illegal"
So let's say I have a Xen hypervisor, Ubuntu Dom0 and 40 Ubuntu
DomUs, there is no money to pay here right?
My understanding is you can buy SPLA licenses per user or per
normal for use in a virtual environment. The only oddity is per
licenses must license for all cpus in the Xen box regardless of if
VM is pinned to less physical CPUs.
On Behalf Of James Harper
Sent: 09 June 2010 11:44
To: Jonathan Tripathy;
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Xen
> Hi Everyone,
> This is going to sound
> I'm just off the phone with a Microsoft SPLA
reseller. They sell
> run Microsoft software in a hosted
environment. I was asking about
> Windows licenses to run on
my Xen VPS hosting solution.
> Maybe there is a big
misunderstanding, but I'm faily sure she said
that it was
for me to rent out Xen VMs...even if they are running Linux
about terms and conditions).....
> Please someone tell me that it
was just a misunderstanding. I was
> impression that since
Xen is GPL, I'm allowed to rent out Xen Guests
> customers without
Just to clarify, you aren't saying anything
about Windows DomU's are
you? That's all covered by SPLA etc (and Microsoft
get their money no
matter what platform you run it on). You are asking about
Linux DomU on Xen as a service for a customer right?
wouldn't take the word of a Microsoft licensing person on anything
Microsoft licensing, and even then I like to get a second opinion.
SPLA guys seem to know their stuff, but only about
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