Reducing Oracle license costs by changing cpu_count?

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Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 14:22:26 -0700 (PDT)
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Our Windows Servers have 4 CPU’s. Our licenses are based on no of cpu’s. Our cpu utilization typically is 10%. Is it possible to change cpu_count parameter e.g. 1 to Oracle will only use 1 cpu. I changed this parameter and did find that parameter remains in fact to 1. Now question is whether Oracle will agree to this technique.

I know For Oracle free ware, is Oracle Database Express Edition, Oracle license is limited to 1 CPU and 4GB. How does Oracle forces that, i.e., is it something in buitlt in Oracle that Oracle software will not use more than 1 CPU.

Thanks. Received on Sun Apr 20 2008 - 16:22:26 CDT

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