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Understanding Oracle/VMware licensing policies

Learn about the Oracle/VMware licensing policy and why Oracle is treating VMware as soft partitioning in this tip from Oracle licensing expert Scott Rosenberg.

Has Oracle changed its policy in licensing databases on VMware? From my understanding, they are treating VMware

as soft partitioning. Is there any official documentation with regards to VMware/Oracle licensing that I can refer to?

Yes, in a nutshell it is treated like soft partitioning given that they are not recognizing VMware for purposes of limiting CPUs needing licensing.   No, there is NO official Oracle document regarding Oracle’s treatment of VMware, likely because they are still developing their position on the topic.

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This was first published in April 2010

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