Re: NUP license

From: joel garry <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:50:49 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On Aug 26, 12:02 am, wrote:
> There are 60 Named User Plus licenses for Oracle Enterprise Edition
> 11g in the company. All these users use a production instance on a
> server with 1 processor. We are not sure if we need additional
> licenses in these cases:
> 1. If we add a second production instance, do we need to buy addition
> named user plus licenses? All the users will be the same as the users
> of the first instance.
> 2. We are going to install a new application on the same server that
> also uses Oracle Enterprise Edition 11g database. All the physical
> users of the new applications will be the same that use the first
> instance. Do we need to buy additional 60 Named User Plus licenses?
> 3. Also we are planning to install a production instance to another
> server with 1 processor. Again all the users are the same. We hope
> that as Named User plus license is multi server (as written in the
> Oracle investment guide) and minimum on the both servers is met
> (25+25), we can use the 60 Named User Plus licenses that we already
> have. Are we right? Or do we need to buy additional 60 Named User Plus
> licenses?
> Thank you,
> Elvira


"A licensed Named User Plus may access the program on any instances where it is
deployed, provided that the minimum on each server is met."

So I'd guess:

  1. No
  2. No
  3. They may try to get you to sign scary documents and pay big bucks when you try to redistribute the license minimums, but you ought to be able to talk 'em down if your salesperson isn't as big an a**hole as mine. Or you could just play lame, say you thought the existing licensing covered you if the automatic patching sets off a license audit.

But that's just a guess from a guy who is very unhappy with the current licensing experience, YMMV.


-- is bogus.
Hey, maybe I won't have to change my area code.
Received on Tue Aug 26 2008 - 15:50:49 CDT

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