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Oracle Client on Virtual System [message #667075] Wed, 06 December 2017 06:50 Go to next message
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Registered: December 2017
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Hello Experts,

Excuse me as I am a Oracle newbie and I have a specific question regarding Oracle Licensing. We are trying to find out Oracle Sources. We have a oracle 8.1.7 Server-client environment on SUSE 10. We wish to build similar environment for SLES 12 Operating system. But I have following questions,

1. Can one officially get Oracle Client RPM for SLES 12 without having official Licenses? If yes How?
2. If no, then can I get Oracle Source RPM or at least Oracle Client Libraries so that we will try to build up Oracle custom RPM on our own.
3. Is it allowed to run Oracle Client on Virtual System? I am asking this because I recently read somewhere that without licenses it is not permitted to run Oracle on Virtual System.
4. Using normal user account I was able to download "Oracle Database 12c Release 2 ( for Linux x86-64" from Oracle Official Website. Does this also contain Oracle Client?
5. If the feedback of above questions is negative then ofcourse we shall consider purchasing official Oracle Client licenses.

Thanx in adv.

Re: Oracle Client on Virtual System [message #667076 is a reply to message #667075] Wed, 06 December 2017 07:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You should direct all questions regarding Oracle licensing to your local Oracle sales person.
Re: Oracle Client on Virtual System [message #667081 is a reply to message #667075] Wed, 06 December 2017 08:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also asked on OTN - https://community.oracle.com/thread/4103964
Re: Oracle Client on Virtual System [message #667087 is a reply to message #667081] Wed, 06 December 2017 11:56 Go to previous message
Frank Naude
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I'm not a licensing expert, but as I understand, the Database Client can be deployed "free of charge" as long as it connects to a validly licensed database server.

Download the x86 or x86-64 client from Oracle's website and give it a go.

Virtual should not matter for the DB Client, but running the database on virtual will be a different kettle of fish.

[Updated on: Wed, 06 December 2017 12:02]

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