Re: Licensing question
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 07:38:46 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 16, 9:51 am, Chuck <chuckh1958_nos..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I know this is not the best place to ask this question but I have not
> been able to find a clear answer on metalink and have not received a
> reply or call back from oracle sales on this thought I've been trying
> for a couple of days now.
> I have several machines that are overpowered for the database instances
> running on them. I'd like to shut of or remove CPU's. Can I legally do
> that to reduce my licensing cost? The platform is Solaris sparc, Oracle
The only answers that you can get that count are from oracle. It should not be impossible to get a hold of a sales rep.
Basically ... the shut off a cpu ( for a while ) may or may not cust the mustard with oracle. Removing it entirely ... certainly that is a valid approach.
You can then probably save on maintenance costs ... but Oracle will want to charge you new purchase prices ( before the bargaining starts with them ) if you need those cpu licenses back at some point.
There are a whole set of people that ( somehow ) make their money negotiating licensing agreements with Oracle. We don't use that approach but some people do apparently. May be mostly applicable to big shops ( whatever that means ). Received on Thu Jul 16 2009 - 09:38:46 CDT