No more RAC in SE2 19c

By |2019-04-09T09:58:03+02:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Database, licensing, RAC, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A short post after a tweet of Johannes Ahrends (@carajandb on twitter). He brought to our attention that he was worried: SE2 doesn’t include RAC anymore in 19c. Is it a documentation bug? Unfortunately not… his worries appeared to be ligitimate.  He made a blogpost about it – in […]

All about Oracle Licensing

By |2019-03-18T07:38:26+01:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, licensing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

Oracle licenses needed while monitoring your (non-)Oracle environment with OEM

By |2019-05-12T12:12:25+02:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: licensing, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , , , |

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.. […]

Licensing ODA on NUP’s and with different metrics

By |2019-05-12T12:48:23+02:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: licensing, ODA|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

expdp, ora-1555, Query Duration = 0

By |2019-05-12T13:38:49+02:00March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Database|Tags: , , |

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 11.2.0.4.

ORA-600 [kdsgrp1] Opening a Cursor On a Table

By |2019-02-23T20:20:36+01:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Database|Tags: , , |

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.

Questions when considering an ULA (Unlimited License Agreement)

By |2019-03-02T12:38:33+01:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: licensing|Tags: , , , , , |

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 […]

Spatial: license-incompliancy while using Oracle Locator ?

By |2019-05-12T13:11:04+02:00February 23rd, 2019|Categories: licensing|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

Oracle Linux on virtualized ODA : paying support per VM ?

By |2019-05-12T13:14:53+02:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: ODA|Tags: , , , |

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.

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Installing Enterprise Manager 12c on Virtualbox with OEL6

By |2019-10-05T18:31:15+02:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: grid control, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , , , |

I was a newbie with Virtualbox and Enteprise Manager 12C with OEL6 (64-bit) was quite a new combination, so what can go wrong…?

You could do the following:

  • read an article about installing OEL6 here or
  • read an article about installing software on Virtualbox