To define your Universal Power Unit licensing requirement, a calculation is performed that is based on the processor...
speed (in mHz) of the server along with other factors including "Processor" counts as defined by Oracle and the type of processor. In many cases, Universal Power Units are no longer a cost-effective licensing metric because of the advanced speeds of the new processors available. There are several different strategies that can address inefficient licensing metrics in your inventory.
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