Re: NUPS license calculations

From: Sundar Mahadevan <>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 12:22:15 -0700
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Thanks Franck for your response. I agree with you. I had the wrong wording there. I intended to say NUP users and not database users.

On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 12:18 PM Franck Pachot <> wrote:

> Hi Sundar,
> The NUP+ license has nothing to do with the database users. With NUP you
> count the end-users. Some examples:
> - you have an HR application that is used by the HR team of your company
> where there are 10 people -> that's 10 NUP. Whether they connect with their
> own user (client/server) or a common account (connection pool) has nothing
> to do with that.
> - you have two salespeople who use the application from their PC, laptop,
> mobile,... through an application server with 150 connections to 150
> database users -> that's still 2 NUP
> -> you are a university with 20000 students, teachers, and alumni and the
> database application is accessed through public internet but with a login
> portal that gives access only to those 20000 people -> that's 20000 NUP
> -> this application has some pages that show some data from the database
> on a public page without login -> that cannot be licensed as NUP as you
> cannot count the users
> -> you are a small software vendor with 2 developers but the marketing
> publishes everywhere that you have 100 developers just to show off...
> that's 2 NUP but there are good chances that you get an audit because LMS
> think you need 100.
> Hope this help. I recommend that you read your contract and the official
> documents from LMS.
> Regards,
> Franck.
> On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 8:19 PM Sundar Mahadevan <
>> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Greetings of the day. I am working on gathering information on our
>> current license usage. We have NUPS based license and I found v$license
>> table containing current concurrent users, concurrent users high watermark
>> along with cpu count (Database versions 9i through 11g on Solaris and 12c
>> on Linux). Is it safe to assume that the v$license info carries info since
>> the last database restart considering it is a v$ view? The reason behind
>> this question is that my company moved from processor based license to NUPS
>> 8 years or so back and the user base was high during the processor based
>> license and after company reorg, switched to NUPS due to smaller user base.
>> Are there any other tables that contain the user info? Thanks for your time
>> and assistance.

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