Re: Oracle Licensing on VMware

From: Miroslav Potocky <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:56:03 +0200
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Hi,

I don't think there will be any document (I searched for it too) from=20 Oracle about this since Oracle has not certified any of its products on=20 VMware. See MOS 249212.1
I talked with Oracle sales representative some time ago about this=20 matter and he told me that they don't have special document for not=20 certified VMs. Rules apply as if the VM was not there. They usually=20 leave it to the other vendor to sort it out and advice such customers.


On 10/11/2013 02:27 PM, Niels Jespersen wrote:
> Thank you.
> I know this very fine document from VMware. It describes Oracle licensi=
ng in a VMware cluster perfectly along my intuitive understanding. But I = would much prefer it if the document was published by Oracle Corp.
> Regards Niels Jespersen
> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra: Radoulov, Dimitre []
> Sendt: 11. oktober 2013 13:00
> Til: Niels Jespersen; ''
> Emne: Re: Oracle Licensing on VMware
> On 11/10/2013 12:46, Niels Jespersen wrote:
> Hi Jespersen,
>> The Licensing Information manual does not mention virtualized environm=
ents at all. Beyond that I have only found a paper named "Oracle Partitio= ning 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 Schedu=
ling) and so on.
> Check this VMware (!) document:
> Regards
> Dimitre
> --

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