Windows Server

About This Menu

About This Menu

Windows Server

  • Official Image Template
    Customers are provided with the official image template of Windows Server which is applicable for respectively Baremetal Server, Virtual Server, and Dedicated Hypervisor.
  • Service Provider Licensing
    Customers are provided with SPLA; i.e., Service Provider License Agreement for the use of Windows Server License.
    *Please refer to the following Service Description as with the official template of non-activated Windows Server license on Barematal server environment, which is suitable for bringing Customers’ own license to cloud environment (BYOL).

Server / Dedicated Hypervisor menu available for Windows

  • When Customers utilize Windows Server with Server / Dedicated Hypervisor, following two ways are available: 1. To utilize Official Image Template; 2. To bring their own OS image.

  • Following is how Customers utilize Windows Server with Server / Dedicated Hypervisor respectively.

OS Use Case

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     
 

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V

Official Image Template

Y Y Y Y

Customers’ BYOL

Y

Y (Please refer to note)

Y Y

Note

In case customer bring your own Windows Server image to Virtual server,
Please utilize License Switch function on Image Storage.
By using license switch, the Windows Server license on the virtual server will be changed to the license form “SPLA” provided by NTTCom.
In case customer bring your own Windows server image without using License Switch,
customer is violating Microsoft License Agreement.

Deployment Patterns

  • Following patterns are the detailed use cases of Windows Server with Server / Dedicated Hypervisor:

    <Deployment Patterns>

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

Objective

Host OS

Guest OS

Official Image Template

BYOL

Deployment Patterns

Availability

Baremetal Server

Host OS

Windows Server   A Y
          B Y
 

Guest OS

Any Hyper Visor

Windows Server   C N
          D Y

Virtual Server

Guest OS

Virtual Server Platform Environment

Windows Server   E Y
          F Y
vSphere ESXi

Guest OS

vSphere ESXi Windows Server   G Y
          H Y
Hyper-V

Guest OS

Windows Server(Hyper-V) Windows Server   I Y
          J Y

*In case Customers utilize Dedicated Hypervisor via Hyper-V menu, the Host OS is Windows Server, but this document describes the details of Windows Server as a Guest OS.

【提供パターンのイメージ図】

Features

  • On-Demand
    Customers can subscribe official image template of Windows Server with Baremetal and/or Virtual Server via Customer Portal / API.
    Regarding how to use the official image template of Windows with Dedicated Hypervisor, please refer to the service descriptions of Dedicated Hypervisor and Guest image.
  • Immediate Start of Service
    Customers can utilize Windows Server immediately without procure their own Provider License.

Available Functions

Official Image Template

  • Official image template provided with this menu is as follows:

Official Image Template

OS Versions

OS Edition

Service Pack

bit

Language

Type of License

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     
             

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition 64 EN ※ SPLA Y Y Y Y
Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition 64 EN ※ SPLA Y

N*

Y Y
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition 64 EN ※ SPLA Y

Y※

Y Y

*If customers wish to set the OS language in Japanese, they must set the language via the control panel on their own.
*Since the Virtual server provides Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition which includes all functions, it does not provide Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition.
※Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition on Virtual Server’s offers limited data center. Please check the provided data center.

List of Functions

  • List of Functions provided with this menu’s official image template is as follows:

Name of Functions

Overview

Default Username

The username of OS will be set default of this menu.

Password Settings for Default User

Initial login password for OS user differs depending on the Server / Solution Package that Customers are utilizing.

Locale Settings

OS Country or Region / Keyboard Layout will be set default of this menu.

Security Settings (Windows Firewall Settings)

OS Security Settings (Windows Firewall) will be set default of this Menu.

Other Initial Settings

Installation of Language Pack (Japanese), as well as default gateways, DNS server, NTP server, time zone and license authentication method will be respectively set.

※Server functions (OS installation and deletion, rebuild, duplication,etc) are described in the service description “Function list” of Virtual server / Baremetal server / Dedicated hypervisor menu.Please refer to the service descriptions.
*Other than the above, default settings will be based on the ones when Customers install the OS with the media provided by Microsoft.

Descriptions of Functions

Initial User Name Settings

  • Initial username along with initial user permission are set as below:

Item

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     
 

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V

User Name

Administrator Administrator Administrator Administrator

Permission

Administrator Administrator Administrator Administrator

Initial User Password Settings

  • Server password will be set accordingly as below:

Item

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     

Item

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V

Details

Customers can set their optional values via Customer Portal / API.
Furthermore, if the space is left vacant, random values will be entered.
Customers cannot set optional values via Customer Portal / API.
When the server is initially logged in, optional values can be set.

Customers can set any values when Virtual Machine is created.

Customers can set any values when Virtual Machine is created.


Locale Settings

  • OS Country or Region / Keyboard Layout will be set as follows:

Item

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     
 

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V
Country or Region US US US US
Keyboard layout US US US US

Security setting (Windows Firewall setting)

  • Windows Firewall settings reception rule is as follows.

Item

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     
 

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V
Port 3389(「Remote Desktop User Mode(TCP-in) 」)
*Permit connectivity via computer that activates Remote-Desktop
enable enable enable enable
Port 5985(Windows Remote management(HTTP-in) )
*Permit activating “winrm”
enable enable enable enable

Dedicated tool setting

  • Followings are configurations of tools on each Server and Dedicated Hypervisor.

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

Hyper-V vSphere ESXi
Cloudbase-init
Cloudbase-init
Virtio Driver

Integrated service

VMWare Tools

Other Initial Settings

  • Other Settings that required Setting provided by Microsoft than the above are as follows:

Item

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     
 

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V

Install Language Pack (Japanese)

Installation of Japanese Language Pack is installed
Customers can change the language setting to Japanese by selecting “Add Language”.
Installation of Japanese Language Pack is installed
Customers can change the language setting to Japanese by selecting “Add Language”.
Installation of Japanese Language Pack is installed
Customers can change the language setting to Japanese by selecting “Add Language”.
Installation of Japanese Language Pack is installed
Customers can change the language setting to Japanese by selecting “Add Language”.

Default Gateway

Assigned values for Logical Network will be set.

Assigned values for Logical Network will be set. *1

Left vacant; Customers can set after creation.

Left vacant; Customers can set after creation.

DNS Server

Assigned values for Logical Network will be set.

Assigned values for Logical Network will be set. *1

Left vacant; Customers can set after creation.

Left vacant; Customers can set after creation.

NTP Server

Assigned values for Logical Network will be set.
If left vacant, 169.254.127.1 will be set.

IP address “169.254.127.1” is automatically set.

IP address “169.254.127.1” is automatically set.

IP address “169.254.127.1” is automatically set.

Time Zones

UTC

UTC

UTC

UTC

Licensing Certificate Server(KMS Server)

KMS Server is assigned for OS Licensing Certificate.*2

KMS Server is assigned for OS Licensing Certificate.*2

KMS Server is assigned for OS Licensing Certificate.*2

KMS Server is assigned for OS Licensing Certificate.*2

NOTE1: In case of DHCP=false, this column is null. Customer need to configure after creation.
NOTE2: License Activation will be executed automatically after OS boot if customer create Common Function Gateway and attach it to server.

Item

Official Image Template (Reprise)

  • Following is the official image template provided with the Windows Server:

Official Image Template

OS Versions

OS Edition

Service Pack

bit

Language

Type of License

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     
             

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition 64 EN ※ SPLA Y Y Y Y
Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition 64 EN ※ SPLA Y

N*

Y Y
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition 64 EN ※ SPLA Y

Y※

Y Y
*If customers wish to set the OS language in Japanese, they must set the language via the control panel on their own.
*Since the Virtual server provides Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition which includes all functions, it does not provide Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition.
※Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition on Virtual Server’s offers limited data center. Please check the provided data center.


Subscription Method

Baremetal Server and / or Virtual Server Platforms

  • Add New Subscription
    Customers can assign the following image template when the Sever is being created.

Server

 

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_baremetal-server_01 WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_virtual-server_32
WindowsServer-2016_Standard_64_include-license_baremetal-server_01 WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_virtual-server_42
WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_baremetal-server_01 WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_virtual-server_02

  • Terminate the existing Subscription
    Customers can delete Baremetal Server / Virtual Server with which they had created the Windows Server Official Image Template.Hyper-V Server Platforms.

In Case of Dedicated Hypervisor

  • New subscription method/termination subscription method
    Please refer to Service Description of “Dedicated Hypervisor” and “Guest Image”.

Terms and Conditions

Conditions for Usage with Other Services

  • This menu must be combined with either two menus:

    1.Combined either of Baremetal Server / Virtual Server for subscription
    2.Customers are required to make a request for subscribing Dedicated Hypervisor first, and then place an order for this menu separately.
  • In order for Customers to activate OS License, Customers are required to obtain common functionality of Gateways.
    When Customers are to utilize Windows Server, please request for subscription.
    OS license authentication will not be available if Customers disconnect Common Function Gateway where Windows Server’s OS license authentication has done.
    As such, please keep in mind not to disconnect it.
  • In the event that Customers utilize NTP Server that is provided in this service, they will essentially be required to obtain the Common Function Gateway. If Customers would like to request such, they are suggested that they request for subscription.
    If they wish to utilize that, they should call in for inquiry.
  • An Internet connection is required for Windows Update. Please apply for Internet connectivity if you want to execute Windows Update.
  • An Internet connection is required to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2. If you want to install .NET Framework 3.5, please apply for Internet connectivity.
    (Internet Connectivity is not required in case of WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_virtual-server_42 and Windows Server 2016.)

Minimum Use Period

  • This service does not require Minimum Use Period.

Pricing

Initial Fee

  • This service does not require Initial Fees.


Monthly Fee

  • Billing structures do differ depending upon what Server / Dedicated Hypervisor the Customers would like to utilize.


Baremetal Server

  • Billing:
    Fixed Monthly billing is applied.
  • Scope of Billing:
    Baremetal Server which Customers utilize once or more a month.
    *For subscriptions of Baremetal Server(s) which Customers utilize concurrently will also be charged.
    *In case Customers delete and re-create Baremetal Server within the same month, the monthly fee of this menu will be based on the total quantity of Baremetal Servers utilized by Customers.
    *The charge of this menu differs depending on the baremetal server flavor, OS version and edition. Please refer to the price list for details.
    Please refer to Baremetal Server service description for details of Baremetal Server flavor.

Virtual Server

  • Billing:
    Metered billing per minute with uppermost maximum caps per month is applied. Two-step caps is applied.
  • Scope of Billing:
    Instance that is attached to Volume where OS License is stored is the corresponding subject of the bill.
    NOTE: In the event that this menu’s Official Image Template OS is stored within a Volume and is attached multiply to one Instance, this menu’s basic billing is added depending upon the number of Volume.
    NOTE: Based on the Flavor for the Instance that is being attached with Volume(s), this menu’s billing will shift.
    NOTE: Relations amongst Instance, Volume, and Virtual Server’s Instance Flavor, please refer to the Virtual Server Service Description:

Dedicated hypervisor

  • As with the Billing Structures concerning the user of Windows Server over Dedicated Hypervisor, please refer to the Dedicated Hypervisor and Guest Image Service Description:

Quality of Service

Support Coverage

Supported Official Image Templates

  • Support is corresponding to the the Virtual Machines that is created Baremetal Server, Virtual Server, and Dedicated Hypervisor from the following Official Image Template

Server/Dedicated Hypervisor

     

Baremetal Server

Virtual Server

vSphere ESXi Hyper-V
WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_baremetal-server_01 WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_virtual-server_32 WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_hw9_vSphere-ESXi_02 WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_gen2_Hyper-V_02
WindowsServer-2016_Standard_64_include-license_baremetal-server_01 WindowsServer-2012R2_Standard_64_include-license_virtual-server_42 WindowsServer-2016_Standard_64_include-license_hw9_vSphere-ESXi_02 WindowsServer-2016_Standard_64_include-license_gen2_hyper-v_02
WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_baremetal-server_01 WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_virtual-server_02※ WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_hw9_vSphere-ESXi_02 WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_gen2_hyper-v_02
※WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_virtual-server_02 is limited data center to be provided. Please check the provided data center.


  • Support deadline of OS provided in the official image template of this menu is defined by the following and Microsoft.

OS Version and Edition

Start Support

End Support

End date of the extended support

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition 2013/11/25 2018/10/09 2023/10/10
Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition 2016/10/15 2022/01/11 2027/01/11
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition 2016/10/15 2022/01/11 2027/01/11

Support Method

  • This menu supports initial setting, initial login to server, and OS activation authentication.

  • Even in the event that Customers request Support with regards to the reports of failure, errors or any troubles Customers face at installation, Setup, basic functioning, NTTCom will not activate Support Service (which includes investigation, troubleshooting, and technical advice).

Operations

  • Quality of this menu’s Operations corresponds to that of standardized regulations which NTTCom defines thereof in details.


SLA

  • This Menu’s SLA corresponds to that of standardized regulation of what NTTCom defines thereof in details.


Region

The provision regions of this menu are as follows.

 

Country

Region

Baremetal Server

Japan, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Singapore, Germany, Australia

JP1, JP2, JP4, JP5, HK1, UK1, US1, SG1, DE1, AU1

Virtual Server

Japan, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Singapore, Germany, Australia

JP1, JP2, JP4, JP5, HK1, UK1, US1, SG1, DE1, AU1

Hyper-V

Japan, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Singapore, Germany, Australia

JP1, JP2, JP4, JP5, HK1, UK1, US1, SG1, DE1, AU1

vSphereESXi

Japan, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Singapore, Germany, Australia

JP1, JP2, JP4, JP5, HK1, UK1, US1, SG1, DE1, AU1


The following official image templates are limited in the provided region. The provided regions are as follows.
  • WindowsServer-2016_Datacenter_64_include-license_virtual-server_02

Country

Region

Japan, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Singapore, Germany

JP2,JP4,JP5,HK1(GroupA),UK1,US1,SG1(GroupB),DE1(GroupA,GroupC,GroupD)

Restrictions

  • In the event that the Customers utilize Windows Server for other use than this Menu, they are prohibited to utilize OS Licensing Authentication Server (that is KMS Server) which NTTCom provides.
    *Customers are also prohibited from creating virtual machines separately for Windows OS (including Windows Server OS) in Baremetal Server by turning Hyper-V Functions on for Windows Server.
    NOTE: In the event that the Customers would like to utilize the Server described in the above manner, Customers are recommended that they utilize Dedicated Hypervisor Menu.
  • As Customers utilize this menu, Customers are notified that they have agreed to the details of Microsoft Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR). For the details, please refer to the following URL for the details.
    Microsoft Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR):
    *Please see to the most updated version of Service Provider Use Rights (SPUR).
  • Windows Server 2016 is not supported by Backup service (system backup, system restore) due to the Backup service specification.
    For the support OS of Arcserve, refer to the following link.
  • Network load balancing is not supported on Virtual servers, Dedicated Hypervisors.

  • For Virtual servers, storage pool, storage space direct is not available.

  • NTT Com does not support the OS version that Microsoft support is expired. And NTT Com does not extend such expiration dates.