Re: Licensing question

From: Shakespeare <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:43:36 +0200
Message-ID: <4a5f82ee$0$192$>

joel garry schreef:
> On Jul 16, 10:46 am, wrote:
>> 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
>>> 10.2.
>>> TIA
>> 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!

> That's good advice, though I have a cynical view of whether even they
> can keep up with it.
> See
> though there are other things that make it even more complicated
> and who knows what else. Sun hardware has its own special lists, who
> knows how that will be changing now.
> There may also be scary docs to sign to terminate one agreement and
> replace with another, as well as special fees.
> I was unable to do a similar thing a few years ago, but that may have
> been specific to that site/hardware/version/salesperson/cost which are
> all different than OP.
> jg
> --
> is bogus.
> "dont resecure the dbconsole every after 6 months. " - bug 5860997,
> fixed in 10.2
> Certificate expiry just broke my dbconsole rman job again.
> Note to self - emctl secure dbconsole _before_ 180 days go by.

One of my customers canceled out two of their Oracle EE licences some years ago, because their hardware vendor told them they did not need them. Last year, after a visit by the Oracle License Squad, they had to buy new licenses... and their is no coulance... you will just have to buy them again for current list prices.

Shakespeare Received on Thu Jul 16 2009 - 14:43:36 CDT

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