The Agent for Applications and Databases - How to license SQL Server Agent
According to the current Symantec Back Up Exac Licensing Guide, to license SQL server –
“Per Microsoft SQL server (includes the Agent for Windows). Note: Microsoft SQL can run multiple instances on a single server; when this is encountered one license will cover the multiple instances present on the single server”
As per above - Customer with 1 server running 3 SQL instance will need 1 x Agent for Applications and Databases license. This is something very new to me .
As far I know it was licensed per SQL server.
Can someone please advise (Using 1 x license for multiple SQL instance ) - If this is working for them or not ? Also what would be the best practice? And why ?