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How many Virtual Machines do you currently have?



This indeed can grow if unchecked.

"Right now people are bringing up machines without management knowing – in my company we had 12 added without my knowledge," he said. "We see a lot of customers trying to balance their VM count – they're losing control of it. It's like the server sprawl we saw 10 or 15 years ago.

"My concern is people will bring up unlicensed machines, and that's a big fine for willful infringement."

He suggested this could even be one reason why Microsoft has sought to limit the number of times a Windows license can be moved from server to server as part of a VM.


Well what kind of a manager are you anyways to not have a track of the machines (Virtual or Physical) in your environment? I think this Register story is merely a sales pitch to sell yet another auditing software. While you're on this FUD-Train, buy our software!

Remember, admins will never allow (virtual or physical) machines to grow in their environment. Why? Simple, its them who has to administer them!

Anyways read here.

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