You must license all the cores in the server with a minimum of 4 core licenses required for each physical processor in the server.
The core licenses provide an unlimited number of user or device connections. No CALs are required.
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- OS Max cores
- Basic OLTP
- Programmability (T-SQL Data Tyes FileTable)
- Manageability (SQL Server Management Studio Policy-based Management)
- Basic High Availability
- Basic Corporate BI (Reporting Analytics Multidimensional Semantic Model Data Mining)
- Basic Data Integration (Built-in Data Connectors Designer Transforms)
- Self-Service Business Intelligence (Alerting Power View PowerPivot for SharePoint Server)
- Advanced Corporate BI (Tabular BI Semantic Model Advanced Analytics and Reporting VertiPaq In-Memory Engin Advanced Data Mining)
- Enterprise Data Management (Data Quality Services Master Data Service)
- Advanced Security (SQL Server Audit Transparent Data Encryption)
- Data Warehousing (ColumnStore Index Compression Partitioning)
- Advanced High Availability (Multiple Active Secondaries; Multi-site Geo-Clustering)