licensing

Oracle disaster recovery without licensing the DR site

Recently I got a question of a customer regarding a failover configuration. They wanted to install a second server acting as a failover server, switched off until the primary experiences an outage, and they don’t want to pay licenses for it. By bringing the failover-server to life and restore the backup,  business continues on this

By |2022-06-10T09:26:24+02:00May 12th, 2019|Database, licensing|0 Comments

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

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.. do you need Oracle

By |2022-06-10T09:28:27+02:00March 6th, 2019|licensing, Oracle Enterprise Manager|0 Comments

Licensing ODA on NUP’s and with different metrics

Maybe a slightly outdated post about NUP’s on Oracle Database Appliances.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 NOT using the

By |2022-11-13T14:09:03+01:00March 4th, 2019|licensing, ODA|0 Comments

Questions when considering an ULA (Unlimited License Agreement)

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 growing usage of Oracle products.   This offer will

By |2022-11-13T14:10:16+01:00February 26th, 2019|licensing|0 Comments

Spatial: license-incompliancy while using Oracle Locator ?

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 be an output like

By |2022-11-13T14:10:48+01:00February 23rd, 2019|licensing|0 Comments

What kind of Oracle Linux support on Oracle hardware is included

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 hardware from Oracle? Can Ksplice be

By |2022-06-18T13:34:57+02:00September 15th, 2018|Database, licensing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Licensing development and test environments

This post has already been published in the past on the AMIS technology blog. Once in a while a company wants to know if her Oracle development- and test- environments needs to be licensed. And in a lot of cases this question simply can be answered as: yes, these environments must be licensed. The cases

By |2022-06-10T09:33:29+02:00May 17th, 2014|Database, licensing|0 Comments

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