Allow licensing of single virtual machine
It would be great if we could license just the virtual machines, not the entire host. There are lot of mixed environments where customers need to run several Windows Server VMs, but not all of them and not on Hyper-V. The minimum price can be licensing 16 cores, regardless of actual number of cores is less. Running just a few Windows Servers VMs in cluster environment and properly licensing them is way to expensive. This wan't push customers to cloud if that is the intention of present virtual machine licensing.
I agree. The current licensing model is so unfair and expensive. I have just built a small physical server to run a domain controller and file server at a branch office. It only has one 6-core CPU and each VM has 2 virtual CPUs, yet I have to pay for 16 cores! Why should I pay for to license the 10 cores that don't even exist in the hardware?