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Blade core assignment and licensing with Oracle

chuckk281
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Blade core assignment and licensing with Oracle

Fredy had a CPU core licensing question:

 

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Let me apologize in advance for posting a question that most likely does not belong on this community.

I just don’t know where to ask. A customer has a Blade with 12 cores (2 six core CPU’s) and only has an 8 Core CPU license for Oracle and ARCsight.

Will this work, can the cores be somehow assigned to this software licenses???

 

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From Keith:

 

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Hi Fred, for licensing purposes, Oracle only recognize the following approaches to licensing less than the physically installed cores in an x86 server:

 

Use of Solaris containers i.e. install the Solaris x86 opsys on the 12-core server, and run Oracle in an 8-core container.

 

Use of Oracle VM with a capped guest i.e. install Oracle VM as a hypervisor on the 12-core server, install a guest opsys (choice of Linux, Solaris, Windows) with 8 vCPUs and run Oracle in it.

 

Any other approach requires all physically installed x86 cores in the server, to be licensed.

 

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Any other comments or suggestions for Fredy?