Re: Oracle SE on VMs

From: Toon Koppelaars <>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 18:49:37 +0200
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A couple of years ago, when I had to look into this, it was as follows: - you license the host server, not the VM's it runs. - so if your host has 4 sockets (don't care how many cores per socket), you just purchase one SE license for that host. - You can then implement as many VM's running Oracle SE as you like on that host.
I believe though that the host is not allowed to be part of a VM-farm. It should be in it's own farm. Otherwise you're going to have to count all cpu's in the farm.

But things might have changed...

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Hemant K Chitale <>wrote:

> So, if I have a blade that has 4 quad core CPUs ... and I run 4 VMs with 4
> cores each, can I run 4 SE licences ? OR does it have to be EE licences ?

Toon Koppelaars
RuleGen BV

(co)Author: "Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals"

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