ArcGIS for Server License - Limit number of cores

Discussion created by chadjo on Apr 15, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2014 by chadjo
This is question for ESRI support team, but anyone who had similar issue, please help.

We have ArcGIS for Server Advanced installed on top of Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system.
Server box is 16 core based. We want to use only 8 cores based on corporate needs (no many users) and to save on licensing cost.
We can use Windows System Resource Manager to limit ArcGIS Server service to be able to allocate only 50% of CPU resources which would allow only 8 cores to be consumed.
Would that be compliant with ESRI Licensing agreement? If not what is alternative for such issues?