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Imagicle ApplicationSuite requires to be installed on Windows Server OS. Suggested versions are Windows Server 2016 Essential/Standard/Datacenter and Windows Server 2012 R2 Essential/Standard/Datacenter. Windows 2008 (64 bit) Standard/Enterprise and Windows 2012 Standard/Data Center/Essentials versions are also supported

If you have Windows Server 2012/2016 licenses available in your Microsoft agreement, you can use one of those. If you do not have a license and you need to buy a new one, following one of the suggestions below.

 

Purchasing MS Windows Server 2019/2016 Standard Open License and downgrade to Windows 2016/2012 R2

Imagicle recommends you to buy MS Windows Server 2019/2016 Standard edition Open License, to get access to the Volume licensing program and downgrade to Windows Server 2016/2012 R2.

Windows Server 2019/2016 Standard edition is licensed per core with a minimum of 16 cores, that are also the max required by the highest virtual machine Imagicle hardware requirements.
So the products to purchase and fitting any Imagicle environment are:

  • 8x Windows Server 2016 2 cores, product code 9EM-00124
  • 4x Windows Server 2016 1 device CAL, product code: R18-05121

For Windows Server 2019:

  • 8x Windows Server 2019 2 cores, product code: 9EM-00653
  • 4x Windows Server 2019 1 device CAL, product code: R18-05767

As the Opens License is part of the Microsoft Volume licensing program, it requires 5 items minimum purchase: that is the reason of the 4 CAL suggestion, otherwise no need of CAL for Imagicle ApplicationSuite usage.
The Windows Server 2019/2016 Standard Open License can be activated on 1 physical server or up to 2 virtual machines on the same physical server (1 POSE or 2 VOSE).
It is not tied to a specific hardware, so can be moved to a different physical server during its life cycle.
The average retail price of the Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition OLP 16 core + 4 CAL is roughly €1.050 in Europe and $1.050 in US/Canada/MEA regions.

Note: If end users have an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft, typical in medium to large companies, they will probably provide the necessary Windows Server license.

 

Purchasing MS Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016 Standard OEM

You can save money by using OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 (product code: P73-06165) or Windows Server 2016 (product code: P73-07113) from the hardware manufacturer or by purchasing the related product codes:, no additional CAL needed.

Also Windows 2012 R2 Standard and Windows Server 2016 OEM Licenses can be activated on 1 physical server or up to 2 virtual machines on the same physical server (1 POSE or 2 VOSE).

The limitation of the OEM version is the association with the hardware it is combined with, that must remain the same during its whole life cycle. The average retail price of the OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 Standard Editions are roughly €600 in Europe and $600 in US/Canada/MEA regions.

This is the ideal solution to run Imagicle Application Suite directly on vendor servers, like Cisco Business Edition/Cisco UCS.

 

Purchasing MS Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016 Essentials OEM

For small environments where OS cost has to be kept at minimum, it is possible to use Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (product code: G3S-00716 ) or Windows Server 2016 (product code: G3S-01045) from the hardware manufacturer or by purchasing the related product code: G3S-00716, no additional CAL needed.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials OEM and Windows Server 2016 Essential OEM licenses can be activated on 1 physical server or 1 virtual machine on the same physical server (1 POSE or 1 VOSE).
The limitation of the OEM version is the association with the hardware it is combined with, that must remain the same during its whole life cycle. As Essentials edition needs to have the Domain Controller role, Imagicle recommends to create a dedicated domain with no member a part the controller.

The average retail price of the OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or OEM Windows Server 2016 Essential Editions is roughly €350 in Europe and $350 in US/Canada/MEA regions.
Note: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server 2016 Essential licenses can’t be activated on Imagicle Virtual Appliance. If you plan to use Virtual Appliance, you need one of the Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition versions.

 

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