We have a Linux two-node cluster (RHEE) environment with two storages on different data centers. Our Oracle database is in a cluster package and the data was stored on the storages with HP Serviceguard (OS mirroring). Do we have to license only the primary node or both nodes for the Oracle database?
Yes. In this environment, both nodes must be fully licensed. With regards to mirroring and how Oracle licenses a mirrored environment, this method involves the mirroring (copying) of the changes in the primary database storage units to a remote storage unit at a secondary site. This can be accomplished through techniques such as storage based remote mirroring or host based mirroring. In the event of a failure at the primary site, Oracle is run using the remote storage.
In this environment, Oracle must be fully licensed at the primary site, and if it is ever installed and/or run at the secondary site, it must also be fully licensed there. Additionally, the same metric (i.e. processor-based or named user based) must be used to license both databases.
Have a question for Scott Rosenberg? Send an e-mail to email@example.com
Dig Deeper on Oracle support services
Related Q&A from Scott D. Rosenberg
One reader asks two questions about licensing Oracle Database Standard Edition. Continue Reading
One reader asks expert Scott Rosenberg from Miro Consulting about partitioning Oracle software licenses. Continue Reading
One reader asks about what Oracle licensing his organization must have if they have an environment with two LPARs with one active node. Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.