Re: licensing/multiple RDBMS on same host

  • From: Carel-Jan Engel <cjpengel.dbalert@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Paula_Stankus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 12:11:18 +0200

The final and official answer should be asked from Oracle, of course.
I'd download the SIG (Software Investment Guide) from OTN. It gives you
quite some insight in e.g. the Named User Plus licensing stuff.
My opnion:

It is totally legal to run two instances on the same box, as long as you
- bought your licenses for the number of Named Users Plus (IIRC you may
even run Oracle on two boxes and users may connect to both of them, as
long as you have payed a named-user-plus license for each user. So, a
company with 10 employees can buy ten Named-User-Plus licenses and run
ten instances on ten boxes, each user using all 10, resulting in 100
- payed for the number of CPU's in all the Oracle boxes.
- of course, you payed the annual software-upgrade supportfee to get the
10g upgrade.

It's quite normal not updating two applications/databases on the same
box at the same day. You will run different versions during this upgrade
process. I don't see license issues running them together on a single
box. It is not allowed to run 10g on a new box and keep 9i alive on the
old one.

Best regards,

Carel-Jan Engel

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok)
On Sat, 2004-09-18 at 10:42, Paula_Stankus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Guys,
> I am thinking that I have purchased Oracle on a 4-CPU Solaris box.  I am
> thinking that there is no technical issues with running 9i and 10G on
> the same box because I have run 8i and 9i on the same box.  If I get an
> upgrade does that mean that if I run 9i and 10G on the same box that
> there is some kind of licensing issue?  Wouldn't that be allowed? =20
> --


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