Oracle licensing is mostly a substantial part of the costs of running Oracle software. And every change in the Oracle environment, whether it is about new hardware, going to the cloud, or up- or down- scaling, licensing is involved. And knowledge about Oracle licensing is needed to save costs or […]
With Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) you are able to monitor an Oracle environment as well as a non-Oracle environment, like Microsoft’s SQL Server.
You are also able to exchange notifications between Oracle Enterprise Manager and e.g. Microsoft’s SCOM. How to monitor this heterogeneous environment. What licenses do you for monitoring? And.. […]
An updated post about NUP’s on Oracle Database Appliances. Since Oracle launched the Oracle Database Appliance HA (with two nodes) a few years ago it has become clear that from the X7-2 and further not only the Enterprise Edition is possible to use, but also the Standard Edition. But when […]
During a migration of a database, a remote export/import procedure (through database-link) fails intermittently. Some tables are skipped during export, with the familiair ‘ORA-0155’ error. Snapshot too old. Procedure hasn’t changed. What’s going on, besides the obvious reasons for an ORA-0155. Database version changed from 10.2.0.4 to 220.127.116.11.
Customer got the following internal error message : ORA-600 [kdsgrp1] SQL> analyze table OPS$DWHPOPR_TEST.DWH_EURTABLE validate structure online; ERROR at line 1: ORA-01498: block check failure - see trace file.
Oracle is eager to offer companies a ULA, an Unlimited License Agreement, especially at the end of the financial year. If these companies are considering an ULA, this company obviously met the criteria : a large company with Oracle products in their roadmap, and anticipating a […]
As you may know, the use of Oracle Locator is free of charge, while Spatial is an option in Oracle Enterprise Edition which have to be paid for.
Spatial has more functionality though. But when using Locator functionality and Oracle LMS (License Management Services) comes around running their scripts, there may […]
A customer asked this question about Oracle Linux support. When Oracle Linux installed on OracleVM, on an ODA: is this support per VM, or per physical server (in this case the ODA-node). Could be quite a difference in paying and getting support.
When you buy an Oracle Database Appliance – any type – or just a X-server (e.g. X7-2), you get free support for OracleVM, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux. But Oracle Linux has different flavours , like basic, premier and premier limited. What kind of support do you get when buying […]
The other day we had a discussion about the question if you can buy an Oracle Database Appliance X7-2 HA when you only have 1 socket license Oracle SE. The licensing rules can be interpreted different by some. Disregarding the question why you would buy an ODA HA if you […]