4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2015 11:58 AM by SBALASUBRAMANIAN

    Oracle licensing in a Vmware Cluster

    givcat Lurker

      My question is related with Oracle licensing in a Vmware Cluster.


      We have two VMware cluster in our datacenter:  the first one (8 hosts – 16 sockets) is for not Oracle VM and the second (2 host – 3 sockets) only for Oracle VM. Both are connected to the same IBM V7000 with zoning and LUN masking that guarantees isolation.


      In the Oracle cluster, DRS and HA are deactivated and VMotion logs are monitored for license compliance.


      In this isolated environment, Oracle pretend to license every socket to any host connected to the V7000, regardless of the cluster that are connected the host.


      Do you know how similar implementations with Oracle have been resolved (in terms of licensing)?


      Thanks in advance!