Re: Hard Partitioning and Standard Edition

From: Ls Cheng <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:45:34 +0200
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I have a customer who upgraded their HW (AIX) from 4 sockets to 8 sockets and they had to upgrade their standard edition license to Enterprise. They are running now LPAR which is similar to Solaris Zone I believe?

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 10:19 PM, Charlotte Hammond <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I know that I should speak to Oracle to get a definitive answer but am
> just looking for a quick heads up if this is a dead end...
> The question I have is that can I use hard partitioning (in this case
> Solaris Zones) in conjunction with Standard Edition licencing? I had a
> look at the os-zones-hard-partitioning-2347187.pdf but it is about
> calculating equivalent numbers of cores, which is an Enterprise Edition
> metric, not a Standard Edition one. I am therefore assuming this document
> is specific to Enterprise licencing.
> In Standard Edition we have to licence per socket - do zones have any
> place here in reducing the socket count or getting around the cap - or
> would I just have to ignore the zones and licence every socket on the
> physical server and also limit myself to a server with only 4 sockets?
> Thanks!
> Charlotte

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