Licensing is handled in several ways for VMware Server Virtualization.
Customers cannot provide their own VMware licensing. VMware ESX licensing is leased through Rackspace and installed during provisioning.
Customers can provide their own Windows OS and SQL licensing or lease Rackspace-provided Windows licenses. If you lease Windows licensing from Rackspace, it can be activated with the Rackspace Key Management Service (KMS) server.
Red Hat OS licensing#
Customers can provide their own OS licenses or lease a Rackspace-provided Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OS license. If you lease OS licensing from Rackspace, it can be activated with the Rackspace Red Hat Network (RHN) server.
Customers can provide their own Oracle licenses or lease Rackspace-provided Oracle licensing.