RE: Licensing Oracle SE One on VMWare cluster
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:09:33 -0400
Whether you run it physical (or in vmware), you may not be able license SE-ONE on a 4 CPU host. For VMWare cluster, I'd assume as long as Oracle processes are NOT running on both the boxes/VMs (at the same time) you license only for 1 box. My $0.02.. you may want to do your own research..
> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:13:43 +0200
> Subject: Re: Licensing Oracle SE One on VMWare cluster
> From: mm_at_marcusmoennig.de
> To: oracle-l_at_freelists.org
> Hi Upendra!
> > Talking to VMware consultants, what I found is that there is a feature
> > (maxcpu in grub.conf) in vmware which will force the VM to limit the vmware
> > configuration to 2 physical CPUs (or whatever you specify). If you need to
> > change this, you'd have to bounce the VM. This will force the VM to use only
> > the CPUs you have listed.
> Based on the Licensing document from Oracle aroung Partioning, this
> scenario imho isn't gray, but pitch-black. Oracle will not accept this
> as soft-partitioning.
> My question was targeted not just around virtualization on one
> physical machine, but more around licensing on a VMWare _cluster_.