Re: E-Business suite on Oracle VM

  • From: "Vishal Gupta" <vishal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <karlarao@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 06:26:41 +0100

For licensing on VMs, Oracle insists on licensing for underlying physical 
machine. So I am afraid you might have to for all physical CPUs even with VM. 


On 16 Jul 2010, at 03:18, "Karl Arao" <karlarao@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        Anyone on the list have implemented E-Business suite but the database 
is on Oracle VM ? 
        Are you already using it for production environment? If yes, have you 
encountered any issues (performance,maintenance,support,etc.)? 

        To make the long story short, we have this situation on a client.. they 
have planned to acquire a 4 CPU (physical) Intel quad core server, so on the 
Oracle Licensing that's 8 Processor License (EE)..  time passed and the 
hardware vendor no longer ships that kind of machine.. and what was shipped was 
the 4 CPU (physical) Intel hexacore .. So with this kind of machine, they need 
to have 12 Processor License (EE).. hmm... well the client could opt to 

        - buy the remaining 4 Processor License but the cost would boost up.. 
        - or they could opt to hardware partition the server using Oracle VM by 
physically segmenting the server's CPU thus only the allocated CPU will only be 

        Well I got an interesting situation here, wondering if anyone on the 
list have also encountered this.. comments, reactions, are welcome.. 

        Karl Arao

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