What is the relationship between Microsoft and Nebius Israel?
Nebius Israel is licensed to distribute Microsoft software products under the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) for providing software services.
Does Nebius Israel provide extended support for Microsoft products?
No, the Nebius Israel team does not currently offer support for Microsoft products.
Why do I need to specify the address when using Microsoft products?
To use Microsoft products, you need to specify user names, names and tax IDs of legal entities, as well as addresses of individuals and legal entities. These are the requirements of the Microsoft licensing policy. This data can be sent to Microsoft. If you do not provide this data, you will not be able to run Microsoft products.
Can I use Microsoft products with my own licenses in Compute Cloud?
Yes, you can use Microsoft products, including Windows Server, with your own licenses in Nebius Israel if you have a subscription license or a license with Software Assurance coverage and meet the terms of your license.
Nebius Israel is an Authorized Outsourcer as defined in Microsoft Product Terms (see Glossary). This means that under the Flexible Virtualization Benefit, which applies to all Microsoft products available under subscription licenses or licenses with Software Assurance coverage, you can:
- Deploy your licenses on Compute Cloud VMs.
- Reassign your licenses within Compute Cloud.
- Receive other benefits of your licenses, such as disaster recovery rights.
When deploying your licenses in Nebius Israel, you are responsible for ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of your agreements with Microsoft.
The Microsoft products for which you can bring your own licenses include:
- Windows Server Datacenter
See Can I deploy my own Windows Server licenses in Compute Cloud? for details.
- Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
You will need to deploy and activate a Remote Desktop license server, install client access licenses (CALs) on it, and configure licensing for session hosts that users and devices will use. For more details, see License your RDS deployment with client access licenses (CALs) in Remote Desktop Services documentation.
- SQL Server Standard and Enterprise (Per Core license)
You will need to specify a product key during the installation. For more details, see:
- Install SQL Server from the Installation Wizard (Setup) in SQL Server documentation
- SQL Server on Microsoft Licensing Resources
Windows Server licensing
Can I purchase Windows Server from Nebius Israel?
Yes, you can purchase a virtual machine with a pre-installed Windows Server image. For details, see the list of products available in Cloud Marketplace here.
How do I activate Windows Server?
You may have activation issues if the VM doesn't have internet access.
Make sure that the VM has internet access.
Run the following commands in PowerShell as an administrator:
Test-NetConnection activate.windows.il.nebius.cloud -Port 1688 cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /dli cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /skms activate.windows.il.nebius.cloud:1688 cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /ato Get-Date Get-TimeZone
If activation was not successful, send us the output of these commands.
Can I deploy my own Windows Server licenses in Compute Cloud?
Yes, under the Flexible Virtualization Benefit you can deploy your own Windows Server licenses if you have a subscription license or active Software Assurance and meet Microsoft licensing terms for your own license.
You must allocate as many licenses as there are processor cores (vCPUs) allocated to your VMs with Windows Server, but not less than eight licenses per VM and 16 licenses in total. Also, for each VM you must allocate a Client Access License (CAL) to each user or device accessing Windows Server running in the VM. All licenses, including CALs, must be subscription licenses or licenses with active Software Assurance.
- Windows Server on Microsoft Licensing Resources
- General details about Microsoft licensing and Nebius Israel
Licensing of other Microsoft products
Can I purchase other Microsoft products with licenses that can be deployed in Compute Cloud?
All Microsoft products available in Nebius Israel are listed in Cloud Marketplace.