3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2009 8:25 PM by petedr

    Oracle "Capacity On Demand" and vSphere Essentials

    J1mbo Virtuoso

       

      Afternoon all

       

       

       

       

       

      Obviously this comes up all the time, but I wanted to focus in specifically on the part of the Oracle license model below when operating vmware vSphere Essentials (or plus) licensing:

       

       

       

       

       

      Oracle recognizes a trend in the industry to pay for server usage based on the number of CPUs that are actually turned on - the "Capacity on Demand," or "Pay as You Grow" models. In keeping with the changes in the hardware industry and the way customers pay for services, we allow customers to license only the number of CPUs that are turned on to run Oracle.

       

       

       

       

       

      When looking at an Oracle per-CPU license, the Essentials vm license restriction of 4 vCPUs surely must meet that crieria "to license only the number of CPUs that are turned on to run Oracle", i.e. 4, but conversly immediately preclude the use of Oracle Standard One edition?

       

       

       

       

       

      Any thoughts or experience with this?

       

       

       

       

       

      Many thanks!