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Learn How Windows 2016 licensing works with VMware (virtual) environments?

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Are you confused with Windows 2016 licensing like me? 

Well, it seems nothing have changed apart from the minimum of 16 cores has to be complied.

Up to 8 cores per processor or 16 cores per server, there is a minimum license number that has to be complied.

The license comes in 2-core packs. At least 8 packs need to be purchased to comply with the licensing.

If Standard License were chosen it comes with 2 VM guest licenses.

If Datacenter License were chosen it covers unlimited virtual guest licenses.

Source: vEnthusiast Blog