2.5 Running Instances of the additional software. You can run or use any number of additional software instances that are listed in the physical or virtual OS below on any number of devices. You can only use the additional software directly or indirectly through other additional software with the server software. If the passive server provides data, z.B. reports, to customers or performs other « jobs, » including additional backups, it is considered active and requires its own license. It is very important that you have a way to prove when your servers are passive, because software auditors think that all your servers are active when you have the opportunity to accept it. SQL Server offers a variety of virtualization and cloud benefits that allow you to save money when granting a database license and maintain flexibility when putting them in the database.