RE: diagnostics pack - 10g licensing

Obviously, Larry needs a bigger boat! 

 

I went to a presentation at the RMOUG Training Days last week and one of
the presenters was talking about ASH.  I'm almost certain that he said
something about the views being there, but you had to write your own
scripts to use them if you weren't buying the DP.  I'll go through the
documentation CD and see if there's something in there.  I may have it
tomorrow.

 

Kelley

 

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From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 1:35 PM
To: Coleman, Kelley (HAC); MATT.ADAMS@xxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: diagnostics pack - 10g licensing

 

I just found the following in the 10.2 documentation on licensing for
the Diagnostics Pack
(http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/license.102/b14199/op
tions.htm#CIHHIGBI):

 


Oracle Diagnostic Pack


In order to use the features listed above, you must purchase licenses
for the Diagnostic Pack. The Diagnostics Pack functionality can be
accessed by Enterprise Manager links as well as through the database
server command-line APIs. The use of either interface requires a
Diagnostic Pack license.

 

...

Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculous?  Why does Oracle
include all this functionality and then tell you that you can't use it
unless you have a separate license?  I guess it's just a sleezy sales
tactic, just like a car salesman letting you test drive a car that he
knows costs more than you said you want to spend, but how can they
expect us to know which views, scripts, procedures, etc. are off-limits?
It's one thing to be using OEM and know that you can't click on anything
in the Diagnostics Pack menu, but knowing all the different objects in
the database that you can't use and keeping up with them all from
version to version and release to release is impossible.  Can I get an
amen brothers & sisters?!?



-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Coleman, Kelley (HAC)

I understand that the Diagnostic Pack is a separately licensed product.
It should be available on OTN.

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