RE: Oracle license requirements for unused options

Unless you have the diagnostic and license pack you need to set the 
control_management_pack_access parameter to "NONE". When this parameter is set, 
none of these automatic features will be used.
Also no ash / awr snapshots will be taken.

You can still use the sql plan management to fixate the execution plan of a 
query, but you can't let oracle automatically tune or evolve the plans.

What bugs me (more then) a little bit is that Oracle is depending more and more 
on these 2 packs for all kind of automatic tasks and enables them by default, 
but still license them separately.
I find it difficult to convince a client to license these packs (unless they 
use grid control), as all that is happening, is happening in the background. 
Invisible, but with a high impact.
 

Kind Regards,

 
Freek D'Hooge
Uptime
Oracle Database Administrator
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-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Chitale, Hemant Krishnarao
Sent: donderdag 27 oktober 2011 8:50
To: rjoralist2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Oracle license requirements for unused options


Note the Optimizer Group's Blog Post :

http://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer/entry/does_the_use_of_sql

I can understand the 
"No additional licenses are needed to use SQL Plan Management (SPM) or any of 
the procedures in the DBMS_SPM package. SPM is available as part of Oracle 
Database Enterprise Edition 11g."

But then :
"Tuning Pack includes "Automatic Plan Evolution of SQL Plan Management". What 
this is actually referring to is the interaction between the SQL Tune Advisor's 
nightly tuning task and SPM. This interaction does require you to have a 
license to use the Tuning pack."
Followed by
"In Oracle Database 11g, the SQL Tuning Advisor, runs automatically during the 
maintenance window."


If it is *automatic*, it would automatically require the Tuning Pack by virtue 
of it running "automagically".

So, should every DBA be advised to disable the default behaviour ?

  
Hemant K Chitale 
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