Error when trying to start two VMware instances.

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    Created by: Christopher Weeks on 29-05-2012 07:05:17 PM
    Customer purchased a new SRE-910 w/Microsoft 2008 bundle (MSWS-08R2ST-X86-K9).
     
    The customer wants to create two seperate instance of Windows 2008, but when we try to power on the second virtual machine, we get the following error. We have tried many things, including modifying some values within the OVF and VMX files, namely:
     
    uuid.action = "create"
    pcie.reportDataLink= "TRUE"
     
    Here is the error we get anytime we try to power on the second virtaul machine, and the first vm is already running:
     
    <pre>Module ACPI power on failed.
    This host does not provide the ACPI Software Licensing (SLIC) table
    required to resume this virtual machine.
    Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will
    be limited to 1672x1254. To use the configured maximum resolution of
    2560x1600, increase the amount of video RAM allocated to this virtual
    machine by setting svga.vramSize="16384000" in the virtual machine's
    configuration file.


    I think this could be a result of the fact the he is trying to run two instances of the same installed software,
    but the licenses are becoming an issue (rightfully so).


    Can anyone confirm if this is normal, or should he actaull be able to power on two independant windows virtual
    machines, and only have 1 license?


    If the customer needs to buy a second license file for MSWS-08R2ST-X86-K9, please let me know.


    Thanks in advance,
    Chris</pre>

    Subject: RE: Error when trying to start two VMware instances.
    Replied by: Brett Tiller on 29-05-2012 08:40:34 PM
    Hi Christopher,

    As far as I know, the error being received is expected because with the OEM license only one installation of Windows as a VM is allowed.  For additional VMs, the customer will need to purchase a separate Windows 2008 R2 software.  I will check with our marketing team to confirm my statement.

    Thanks,

    Brett

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    Replied by: Anurag Gurtu on 29-05-2012 10:16:15 PM
    Thats correct. You can't order two MS licenses from Cisco and install it on same SRE-V. The other license needs to be purchased from MS

    Thanks

    Anurag Gurtu

    On May 29, 2012, at 5:40 PM, "Cisco Developer Community Forums" <cdicuser@developer.cisco.com> wrote:

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    > Hi Christopher,
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    > As far as I know, the error being received is expected because with the OEM license only one installation of Windows as a VM is allowed. For additional VMs, the customer will need to purchase a separate Windows 2008 R2 software. I will check with our marketing team to confirm my statement.
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    Subject: RE: Error when trying to start two VMware instances.
    Replied by: Christopher Weeks on 30-05-2012 10:50:56 AM
    Thank you both for your quick and clear responses. I really appreciate it. I will pass this information onto the Cisco Partner.

    Cheers,
    Chris