Re: has anyone a 1 License Oracle 10g on a quad core?

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:56:30 -0700 (PDT)
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# .....and what happens? It doesn't run? It run's on two cores? It runs full power and I have an insufficient license?

Oracle software does no "checking" at run time how many CPU licenses you purchased. It does not know ... there is no linkage anywhere between executable code and purchased licenses or support agreements. ( Now you can configure your installed software to talk back and forth with Oracle semi directly and if you do that ... god knows ... but most of us never do that ).

In other words Oracle trusts their customers to behave responsibly and professionally. At least until the time that Oracle conducts a license audit on you. Then it may be time to cut a big check if your company is not licensed appropriately.

Seriously it may be time to talk to Oracle sales or an Oracle partner about licensing stuff. No matter what it found on the internet there are always discussions and agreements made with Oracle that can change any of the publicly available terms/conditions or "list prices". Received on Thu Aug 23 2012 - 14:56:30 CDT

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