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RE: AWR Licensing

From: Pete Sharman <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 05:20:00 +1000
Message-Id: <>

Ah, my friend Mr. Jambu. 'Bout time you stopped lurking out there! :)

Couple of comments. Firstly, there IS something stopping you from accessin= g these things - something I know you have in abundance. Those things are = called honesty and integrity. ;)

And of course they are followed up by the license police.  It's the usual O=
racle policy.  There is nothing in your license (if I understand it correct=
ly, anyway) that stops you from using ANY functionality in a non-Production=
 environment.  Even the downloads off OTN are fully functioning, not term l=
imited and so on.  But once you use that stuff in Production, if it's a sep=
arately licensable option we expect your money, your wife, and your daughte=
r (OK, it's really just the money we want).
And I would suggest this to everyone - particularly Darrell who I think rai=
sed this point.  Try the packs out.  I think you'll find there is an ENORMO=
US amount more in this stuff than 10046 and the Hotsos Profiler (not that I=
 mean to disparage the profiler, since Cary would kill me if I did!)



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-----Original Message-----
From: [] = On Behalf Of Tony Jambu
Sent: Wednesday, 28 July 2004 6:59 PM
Subject: RE: AWR Licensing

Hi Kirti
There is nothing stopping anyone from accessing the =

views and functions. =

Be aware that these option packs are not offered with the Standard Edition = or Standard Edition One RDBMS.

So you think that you are doing the right thing by not using these products=  and will not require these optional packs right? In reality, you may be u= sing them without knowing it. =

The underlying objects, programs and views are created by default in 10g. = If you access any of the following views: =

7 The V$ACTIVE_SESSION_HISTORY dynamic performance view =

7 All data dictionary views beginning with the prefix DBA_HIST_* alon= g with their underlying tables.
and others mentioned in the link above, you are required to purchase the op= tional EM packs. =

Basically big brother is auditing _all_ the features you are accessing!


At 08:25 AM 27/07/2004 -0700, Kirtikumar Deshpande wrote:

>Just curious... =

>'cause I fall in that poor individuals category... =

>If I don't have a Diagnostics Pack license, am I allowed to use the AWR pa=
ckage, just
>once, to turn the AWR stuff off? If I can't access all that nifty informat=
ion without
>Diag Pack, why would I want Oracle10g run those snapshots? =

>- Kirti =

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