What is the relationship between Microsoft and Yandex Cloud?
Yandex Cloud is licensed to distribute Microsoft software products under the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) for providing software services. Yandex Cloud is also an authorized Microsoft partner under the License Mobility through Software Assurance program.
Does Yandex Cloud provide extended support for Microsoft products?
No, it doesn't. The Yandex Cloud team does not currently provide consulting on Microsoft products.
What Microsoft software can be run on the Yandex Cloud platform?
The Yandex Cloud platform supports server software provided under the License Mobility through Software Assurance program.
What is License Mobility?
License Mobility is a benefit that is available to customers with Microsoft corporate licenses to use the appropriate server software under a current Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) agreement in place. With License Mobility, customers can use eligible Microsoft software when working with third-party cloud solution providers such as Yandex Cloud. To learn more, go to the Microsoft website.
How can I find out whether a certain Microsoft product is eligible for License Mobility?
Do I need to have an active Software Assurance agreement and participate in the License Mobility through Software Assurance program to deploy my own Microsoft licenses in Yandex Cloud?
When transferring your licensed software to Compute Cloud, it is a must to have a current Software Assurance agreement in place and participate in the License Mobility through Software Assurance program. An active Software Assurance agreement is always a requirement for participating in the License Mobility through Software Assurance program.
Can I import my own image with the Windows OS to Yandex Cloud?
No, you cannot currently upload your own image with the Windows OS.
Licensing: Windows Server
Can I purchase Windows Server from Yandex Cloud?
Yes, you can purchase a VM with a pre-installed Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 image from Yandex Cloud. The Windows Server license is included in the cost of using Yandex Cloud.
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 kms.cloud.yandex.net -Port 1688 cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /dli cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\slmgr.vbs /skms kms.cloud.yandex.net: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 licenses Windows Server in Compute Cloud?
No. You currently can't deploy your own Windows Server licenses.
Does license mobility cover Windows Server?
Licensing: other Microsoft products
Can I purchase other Microsoft products with licenses that can be deployed in Compute Cloud?
No, you can't. Currently, Yandex Cloud only provides Windows Server licenses, as well as enables license transfer to server software under the License Mobility through Software Assurance program. Licensing of MSDN, Windows OS, Microsoft Office, and other products is not yet available.