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Oracle Licensing - Standard / Standard One, per processor not per core? [message #440774] Tue, 26 January 2010 23:48 Go to next message
mark_nieuwmans
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In the Oracle Software Investment Guide I read:

"When licensing Oracle programs with Standard Edition One or
Standard Edition in the product name, a processor is counted equivalent to an occupied socket; however, in the case of multi-chip modules, each chip in the multi-chip module is counted as one occupied socket."

Just to check if I understand this correctly:
- an IBM p550 server has 4 sockets, each containing a dual core POWER6 processor; since it has no more than 4 sockets, I can use Oracle Standard Edition; considering the SIG statement I should acquire 4 licenses (the server has 4 sockets), not 8 licenses (the server has 8 cores)
- an IBM p520 server has 2 sockets, each containing a dual core POWER6 procesor; since it has no more than 2 sockets, I can use Oracle Standard One Edition; considering the SIG statement I should acquire 2 licenes (the server has 2 sockets), not 4 licenses (the server has 4 cores)

Do I understand this correctly?

Also: how does subcapacity pricing work in such a case:
- assume the 8 core p550 server uses 3 cores Oracle (in a capped logical partion); should I then acquire a single Oracle license?
Re: Oracle Licensing - Standard / Standard One, per processor not per core? [message #440796 is a reply to message #440774] Wed, 27 January 2010 01:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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I think only Oracle can answer you for sure.
As in the end you have to talk with them to get your licenses maybe you should contact them now.

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Michel
Re: Oracle Licensing - Standard / Standard One, per processor not per core? [message #440799 is a reply to message #440796] Wed, 27 January 2010 01:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mark_nieuwmans
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@Michel: Agreed, only Oracle can answer that in the end...

However, in my experience, when you talk people that sell licenses, it helps if you understand the licensing model upfront. Also, I checked the Oracle licensing wiki, this aspect (licensing for Standard / Standard One per socket, not per core) was not mentioned there, if it is true I think it would be a good addition to the wiki.
Re: Oracle Licensing - Standard / Standard One, per processor not per core? [message #440805 is a reply to message #440799] Wed, 27 January 2010 01:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe the following page (or its links) will help you: Oracle_licensing

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Michel
Re: Oracle Licensing - Standard / Standard One, per processor not per core? [message #441312 is a reply to message #440805] Sat, 30 January 2010 09:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mark_nieuwmans
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for your response.
Unfortunately the wiki page does not mention that one should count sockets (not cores) fo standard / standard one edition...
Re: Oracle Licensing - Standard / Standard One, per processor not per core? [message #444437 is a reply to message #441312] Mon, 22 February 2010 00:39 Go to previous message
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You may also like to follow the link at http://www.orafaq.com/forum/m/398585/67467/?srch=socket+david#msg_398585

David
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