Re: RE: Licencing

And then you've got yearly support costs.  They come out of a magic hat,
too.


On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Goulet, Richard <Richard.Goulet@xxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> Oracle licensing deals with both cores and sockets.  They Oracle store
> has particulars.  For EE basically all they care about is cores, but SE
> is restricted to systems with no more than 4 sockets as well.
>
> Basically dealing with Oracle licensing is like handling an eel.  It's
> slippery as heck and always trying to bite you.
>
>
> Dick Goulet
> Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
> PAREXEL International
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Crisler, Jon
> Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 1:33 PM
> To: Freek.DHooge@xxxxxxxxx; RStorey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
> oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: RE: Licencing
>
> If you look at 11g, it actually has some logic that can distinguish
> between sockets and cores-  Not sure where I saw it but I clearly
> remember it.  Perhaps it was Cluster Verification Utility, in which case
> the installer is also aware of it.
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of D'Hooge Freek
> Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 10:36 AM
> To: RStorey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: RE: Licencing
>
> Also remember that Oracle works only with cpu cores when dealing with
> enterprise edition.
> With standard edition you need to look at the socket (or chip to be
> exact, although I have never known Oracle to really look at the number
> of chips).
>
> So a server with a quad core cpu only needs 1 standard edition cpu
> license.
>
> regards,
>
> Freek D'Hooge
> Uptime
> Oracle Database Administrator
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> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Storey, Robert (DCSO) [RStorey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 16 April 2010 16:01
> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: RE: Licencing
>
> Good catch. I forgot about that.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rich Jesse
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 8:24 AM
> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: RE: Licencing
>
> Remember that the core multiplier is not always ".5".  It depends on the
> CPU
> architecture (and model!):
>
> http://www.oracle.com/corporate/contracts/library/processor-core-factor-
> table.pdf
>
> Rich
>
> > 2 Cpu's x 2 Cores = 4 cores *.5 licences/core = 2 licenses
> >
> > Allan
> >
> > On Apr 16, 2010 7:59am, "Storey, Robert (DCSO)"
> > <RStorey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
> >> So, with the multicores, oracle says that a "core" =
> >> .5 or a Processor license. So, if you have a CPU that is dual core,
> that
> is still a 1Processor license.
> >
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