11g Option & Mgmt Pack Licensing

  • From: "Allen, Brandon" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "freelists" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Mark Brinsmead" <pythianbrinsmead@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 16:27:33 -0700

Good news and bad news on 11g option and management pack licensing
1) Diagnostics Pack license is still required for accessing ASH and AWR
underlying views & tables
2) Real Application Testing is a separately licensed option, available
only with EE
3) Oracle Total Recall (aka Flashback Data Archive) is a separately
licensed option, available only with EE
4) "Automatic Plan Evolution of SQL Plan Management" requires Diag &
Tuning pack licenses
1) There is a new parameter (control_management_pack_access) to disable
the diagnostics & tuning packs if you aren't licensed for them,
hopefully these will disable their overhead as well - not just disable
access to them
2) I'm not sure about this, but it looks like the fact that it says the
Tuning Pack is required specifically for Automatic Plan Evolution is an
indication that the Tuning Pack is not required for manual plan
evolution, so it sounds like maybe some basic functionality of SQL Plan
Management is included in the base product - just not some of the
automated functionality

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