SV: Oracle Licensing on VMware

From: Niels Jespersen <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:27:35 +0000
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Thank you. I know that one. It only says you have to license the whole physical host. Nothing on VMware clusters with/without vMotion and with/without DRS. Regards Niels Jespersen
Fra: Peter Gram Miracle A/S [] Sendt: 11. oktober 2013 12:52
Til: Niels Jespersen
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On 11 October 2013 12:46, Niels Jespersen <<>> wrote: Hello

We are running a few Oracle (11.2) databases on VMware. We have of course licensed all CPUs in the underlying physical machine.

But where can I find official licensing rules regarding Oracle Database on VMware and other virtualization environments?

The Licensing Information manual does not mention virtualized environments at all. Beyond that I have only found a paper named "Oracle Partitioning Policy" that more or less explains that you have to license the full host in case of "soft partitioning" like VMware.

Nothing about VMware clustering, vMotion, DRS (Dynamic Resource Scheduling) and so on.

I could, of course, ask my Oracle representative, but I prefer to read the official wording (if it exists) in solitude before that.

Regards Niels Jespersen


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