Here's the thing to consider (that I replied to Jeffrey off-list about).
1. If you license Oracle correctly/tightly on VMWare (not an entire farm
opposed to what Oracle tries to tell you), then you are going to be in for
a fight - Oracle will threaten you, potentially take you to court (and
likely lose) but they're betting you'll cave in before it makes it to
court. The problem is, the stress involved - keeping your companies legal
team involved, dealing with high pressure tactics from Oracle and whatever
else comes along.
So, if a company is willing to "go to the mattresses" against Oracle and
their stance of running on VMWare it can be done, but the tradeoff is
significant and the legal costs could be high.
Just my $0.02 (if that)
On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Andrew Kerber <andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx>
Here is a discussion of the topic. As I read the conclusion, if Oracle
cannot physically run on a server, you dont need to license it.
On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 7:56 AM, Mladen Gogala <gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx>
On 04/27/2017 04:58 AM, Neil Chandler wrote:
Yes it does. The Nutanix documentation tells you to get your situation
confirmed with legal and they explicitly (and sensibly) avoid confirming
any license approval.
That is true, but Nutanix has a deal with Oracle:
The installation ends up being much cheaper, which is the goal.
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