I believe the licensing is an either/or thing - either you license based on vCPU count OR you license by GHz. The terms for licensing by vCPU were designed primarily for on-premise virtualization (like VMware ESXi or Microsoft Windows HyperV) where you have control over how many vCPUs get allocated for a virtual machine. The terms for licensing by GHz were intended for cloud deployments (like Amazon or Azure) where you "rent" resources in terms of CPU power (GHz) and time.
So if you are visualizing on-premise, you probably want to stick with the vCPU approach as it is simpler. One Standard license would cover a virtual machine with up to two vCPUs (cores).
And as far as physical servers, under ColdFusion 11 it is solely based on the number of physical CPUs (regardless of how many cores are on each CPU). I can't see anywhere in the ColdFusion 11 EULA where it talks about dividing # of cores by 4.
I'm referring to section 3.11 and section 1.4
I missed section 1.4 (I searched the PDF for "divide" but not "dividing"). Section 3.1. didn't mention the cores/4 part though (I have read that part carefully).
However, based on section 1.4, I'd say that a single Standard license will cover either a single physical CPU (pCPU) with up to 8 cores, or two pCPUs with up to 4 cores each.
Thanks for responding. I hate licensing and it gets worse every year.
Finally saw 1.15 that states the 2 CPUs (8 cores) for physical and the link to email firstname.lastname@example.org
So an on premise VM is limited to two cores and no requirement to throttle vcores at 2.5GHz.
party of the first part agrees stipulations within said document as long as ye both shall live.
So say we all.