Management Servers License Model

Under the most recent (Oct. 2016) iteration of the Management Servers License Model, each on-premises server managed by System Center components requires at least 16 Server ML (Management License) core licenses, and client devices managed by System Center must be covered via Client MLs. While there is no fee associated with running the System Center infrastructure components, in most cases customers configure the system so that the management infrastructure servers themselves are managed by System Center, and thus require Server MLs.

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