Microsoft Licensing question for on-prem Kinetic


I am looking for some advice on how I should be going about pricing out Kinetic for on-prem migration.

Microsoft licensing is very confusing to me, and would like some direction on how to go about pricing CAL for WIndows Server and SQL.

I will need an Application Server and a SQL server either Server 2019 or Server 2022. How do the CALS work for these servers? Is a cal needed for each user? Example, 25 users =25 CALS for both the Application Server and the SQL Server?

SQL Server 2019 - Would an SQL CAL be needed for users accessessing this server or would it be based on something else?

Thank you in advance. Any information would be helpful.

SQL can be per core or per CAL. There is a breakeven point of course, so it depends on your actual user count. Best bet is to talk to a licensing person at a MS Var/Reseller.

Servers - are you virtual? You need Datacenter server licensing if you have more that 3 or 4 servers.

Lots more questions apply here - so it’s best to inventory what you need to license and then talk to someone about the more economical licensing options.