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SQL Server Enterprise Per Core licenses with SA are needed to license and run SQL Server PDW on the APS appliance.
SQL Server Enterprise Edition software is licensed in the Per-Core based licensing model. Under the Per Core licensing model, all physical cores on all active PDW compute servers must be fully licensed for SQL Server Enterprise Edition software and include active Software Assurance (SA) coverage.
|Appliance software requirements||PDW Control & HDI Head Node Servers||HDI Active Compute Servers||PDW Active Compute Servers||Passive Failover Servers|
|SQL Server Enterprise Per Core licenses with SA||N/A||N/A||16 licenses per server*||N/A|
|Windows Server 2012 Standard Processor Licenses with SA||2 licenses per appliance||2 licenses per server||1 license per server||2 licenses per server|
|System Center 2012 Standard Processor Licenses with SA||2 licenses per appliance||2 licenses per server||1 license per server||2 licenses per server|
* SQL Server Enterprise Per Core licenses with Software Assurance are needed to license and run PDW on the APS Appliance. Core licenses are sold in packs of two, so eight 2-core license packs must be purchased to cover each 16-core server. Windows Server Standard and System Center Standard each cover two Operating System Environments.
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