Hosted environments: Customers who license Windows Server or SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 through an authorized SPLA host must purchase extended security updates as part of an Enterprise or Server and Cloud enrollment, either directly from Microsoft, for approximately 75% of total local licensing costs per year. or separately from their Microsoft reseller for use in the hosted environment. The price of extended security updates purchased from Microsoft resellers is set by the reseller. Windows Server Extended Security Update pricing is based on Windows Server Standard per-core pricing, is based on the number of virtual cores on the hosted virtual machine, and is subject to at least 16 licenses per instance. PRICING for SQL Server Extended Security Updates is based on SQL Server PER-CORE PRICING, is based on the number of virtual cores on the hosted virtual machine, and is subject to at least 4 licenses per instance. Software Assurance is not required. For more information, contact your Microsoft reseller or account team. Shadow IT is a term that refers to applications and infrastructures that are managed and used without the knowledge of the company`s IT department. The Shadow IT assessment is a structured engagement that helps customers discover Shadow IT.
The assessment uses Microsoft Cloud App Security to assess the use of cloud applications and services within an organizational network. When you run Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 virtual machines in Azure, they are automatically enabled for extended security updates. You don`t need to configure anything and there are no additional fees for using extended security updates with Azure VMs. Extended security updates are automatically delivered to Azure VMs when they are configured to receive updates. The SQL Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) can be used to monitor SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 instances. Customers can also use Data Protection Manager (dpM) to back up SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 instances. The following versions of System Center are supported for these purposes: No, customers must purchase extended security updates separately. The cost of extended security updates is not included in the unified support contract pricing. However, customers with unified support and extended security updates can request technical support for R2 2008 or 2008 servers covered by extended security updates.
On-site or proactive support is only available to a customer if it is part of their unified support contract. No. If a customer has SQL Server or Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 and remains local during a migration without extended security updates, they cannot register a support ticket, even if they have a support plan. However, if they migrate to Azure, they can get assistance with their Azure support plan. Extended security updates for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are offered on Azure VMs at no additional cost beyond the cost of the VM. For customers migrating workloads to azure Virtual Machines, we offer security updates and security update guides at the “Critical” level for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 and Critical for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. As we continue to work on fully automating the validation process, technical routers check whether a customer has purchased extended security updates. After the customer is validated, a folder is created and routed to the appropriate technical support queue. Customers must provide their Enterprise Agreement Number or full customer name for validation.