RE: OMS and Repository Preferences

From: Peter Sharman <>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:20:24 -0700 (PDT)
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Fuzzy greybeard (I love that email address!)  

I'm not in sales or legal, and have no quota, so you may choose to disbelieve me if you wish. :)  

However, I think the licensing HYPERLINK ""doc does make it pretty clear:  

    Enterprise Manager includes a restricted-use license of the Oracle Database for use only with the Oracle Management Repository or other complementary repositories included with Enterprise Manager (such as, Real User Experience Insight, Load Testing, and Functional Testing).  

    Additional database options or additional servers for disaster recovery require separate licensing. Customers receive one single-instance database with the Cloud Control, or RMAN, repository. To protect the repository with Data Guard, customers need to purchase a license for the standby site. To protect the repository with Oracle Real Application Clusters, customers must license the second node for the database, and both nodes require an Oracle Real Application Clusters license.  

    Use of Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Enterprise Manager is restricted to the servlet functionality without clustering for the Oracle Management Service (OMS).  

    Use of Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder is licensed, as long as a the assemblies are deployed through Enterprise Manager.  

    Oracle Enterprise Manager includes restricted use of Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher and Business Intelligence Mobile for use with Enterprise Manager functions and interfaces only.  

HTH.   Pete  

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-----Original Message-----
From: Hans Forbrich [] Sent: Saturday, 14 April 2012 6:08 AM
To: Tim Hall
Subject: Re: OMS and Repository Preferences  

Thanks for the rewording. I now catch your meaning.

I've decided that their license conditionals "a separate database may be used for the RMAN repository" + "a separate database may be used for the OMR" should be two separate databases [as long as all targets are properly licensed] , which makes them each properly licensed, and then

you should be able to use DG Logical to provide protections. ;-)

(Sophistry, I say! Sophistry!! A delight to nimble minds and lawyers


Needless to say, the entire discussion of standby DB and this variant will likely always require Oracle sales and legal to interpret, and thus will almost always be determined entirely by delta-to-quota.  


On 13/04/2012 1:46 PM, Tim Hall wrote:

> OK. To revise my statement...


> It is my understanding that DG is only allowed as an option on a fully

> licensed EE database. If you want the OMR protected using DG you have

> to pay full whack for the EE licenses.


> I would be very happy to be proved wrong. :)


> Of course, as with any Oracle licensing issue, the only way to be sure

> it to get about 16 independent quotes and compare them, factoring in

> the over-licensing suggested by the sales people in an attempt to get

> the new Porsche a bit quicker. :)


> Cheers


> Tim...





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