Re: Licensing question

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 19:46:02 +0200
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On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:51:33 GMT, Chuck <> 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
In the past Oracle stated it was the *capacity* that counted. So if you have 4 cpu sockets, and you fit only 1, you pay for 4 cpu's. You really need to get in touch with a salesrep!

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Thu Jul 16 2009 - 12:46:02 CDT

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