Tutorial: Using Windows Server and SQL Server on Amazon EC2 calculator - AWS Pricing Calculator

Tutorial: Using Windows Server and SQL Server on Amazon EC2 calculator

This tutorial shows you how to use the Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server on the Amazon EC2 calculator to generate a pricing estimate.

To start pricing your workload, open the AWS Pricing Calculator console, and navigate to Configure Windows Server and SQL Server on Amazon EC2.

What are your license options?

AWS offers flexible cost optimizations so you have options that best fits your needs. The following three types of licenses are offered:

  • Flexible pay-as-you-go with License Included (LI)

  • Bring your Microsoft License Mobility benefits to AWS (BYOL)

  • Dedicated options for products without Microsoft License Mobility

Example scenario table

This example uses the following workload scenario to show several capabilities in the AWS Pricing Calculator.

Host description vCPUs Ram Storage (GB) IOPS Software Optimize vCPUs Quantity Passive node count
Server 1 16 800 5000 60000 SQL Enterprise Edition 16 10 5
Server 2 16 64 3000 15000 SQL Standard Edition 16 8 4
Server 3 8 16 1000 SQL Web Edition 8 10 0
Server 4 4 32 500 Windows N/A 8 N/A

Begin your estimate by naming your estimate and selecting your Region.

  • Description: Workload_SQL_BYOL

  • Region: US East (Ohio)

    This is your AWS Region choice. All AWS resources are priced based on your Region choice.