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RE: licensing/multiple RDBMS on same host

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Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 06:52:14 -0400
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Thanks Carel-Jan,  

That was what I was thinking. I will double-check the SIG from OTN.    

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From: Carel-Jan Engel [] Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 6:11 AM To: Stankus, Paula G
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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 either: (
- 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 connections)
- 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

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On Sat, 2004-09-18 at 10:42, wrote:


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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