1 White Paper - Oracle Database Oracle Database The Most Common License Compliance Issues Seen Emanuel Neacsu & Richard Spithoven Pagina 1. A White Paper by Emanuel Neacsu & Richard Spithoven White Paper - Oracle Database Introduction 4. I. Understanding your license entitlements? 5. 1. Oracle 's Ordering Documents 5. 2. Oracle 's License Agreement 5. 3. Oracle 's Program Documentation 6. 4. Oracle 's Support Renewals 7. 5. Oracle 's Technical Support Policies 7. 6. Oracle 's Online Licensing Documents 8. 7. Oracle 's Online Guideline Documents 8. II. No technical restrictions or license keys! 9. III. The most common compliance issues 10.
2 Hardware Infrastructure Related Issues 10. 1. Incorrect Understanding Of License Minimums 11. 2. Incorrect Processor Counts 12. 3. Server Virtualization through VMware 13. 6. Disaster Recovery and High Availability 16. 7. Multithreading 18. Software Installation Related Issues 19. 9. Incomplete and/or inaccurate overview of Database Installations 20. Software Configuration Related Issues 21. 10. Database Edition 21. 11. Database Version 22. 12. Database Enterprise Edition Options 22. 13. Database Enterprise Edition Management Packs 24. Software Usage Related Issues 25. 14. Individuals 25. 15. Authorized Individuals 26. 16 Individuals Authorized to Use ?
3 26. 17. Used Programs 26. 18. Installed on a Single Server or on Multiple Servers 26. 19. Non-human Operated Devices 27. 20. Multiplexing Front End 28. Non-Technical Compliance Issues 29. 21. Hosting 29. 22. Legal entities allowed to use the software 30. CONCLUSION 30. Emanuel Neacsu & Richard Spithoven Pagina 2. White Paper - Oracle Database About the authors 31. Emanuel Neacsu 31. Richard Spithoven 31. Disclaimer 32. Emanuel Neacsu & Richard Spithoven Pagina 3. White Paper - Oracle Database Introduction Back in 1977, almost four decades ago, Oracle 's Database software was the first piece of software produced and marketed by the company.
4 The Oracle Database software has remained one of the most popular Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) used by many of the world's larger enterprises. Although the Oracle Database is one of the major components in the IT landscape, almost every company that uses the software struggles with managing the accompanying licenses in a complete and accurate manner. This can easily result in large operational, financial and/or legal risks. The objective of this White Paper is to provide a clear overview of the most common license compliance issues. Based on this White Paper , organizations (end users) can assess their own situation and get a grasp of actions to be taken.
5 If you are in need of extra expertise and a structured approach, feel free to contact We will help you make software compliance an exciting opportunity to improve your business! Emanuel Neacsu & Richard Spithoven Pagina 4. White Paper - Oracle Database I. Understanding your license entitlements? Most of the time, end users don't realize that a large amount of terms and conditions, as listed in many different documents, needs to be taken into account carefully for properly managing the licenses that govern the use of the Oracle Database software programs. The two most known contractual documents are: 1. Oracle 's Ordering Documents The Order Document list the amount of licenses purchased for a specific software program against a specific license metric.
6 It refers to a specific Oracle License Agreement. Example: Order Form states: 2 Processor licenses Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 2. Oracle 's License Agreement Your License Agreement is either called Software License and Services Agreement (SLSA), Oracle License & Services Agreement (OLSA), Transactional Oracle Master Agreement (TOMA) or Oracle Master Agreement (OMA). It it not uncommon that an organization has multiple (different) license agreements through which they have purchased different software programs over the years. The license agreement specifies the general and most specific terms under which the software can be used.
7 Examples can be, which legal entities are authorized to make use of the software, what audit rights have been agreed, what license metric definitions have been agreed, etc. Example: The Processor definition in the Oracle License All cores on all multicore chips for each licensed Agreement states: program are to be aggregated before multiplying by the appropriate core processor licensing factor and all Processor shall be defined as all processors where the fractions of a number are to be rounded up to the next Oracle programs are installed and/or running. whole number. When licensing Oracle programs with Programs licensed on a processor basis may be Standard Edition One or Standard Edition in the accessed by your internal users (including agents and product name, a processor is counted equivalent to an contractors) and by your third party users.
8 The number occupied socket; however, in the case of multi-chip of required licenses shall be determined by multiplying modules, each chip in the multi-chip module is counted the total number of cores of the processor by a core as one occupied socket.'. processor licensing factor specified on the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table which can be accessed at Emanuel Neacsu & Richard Spithoven Pagina 5. White Paper - Oracle Database Apart from the Ordering Document and the Oracle License Agreement, a number of other documents/sources are part of your license entitlements, including: 3. Oracle 's Program Documentation The Oracle License Agreement states in the Rights Granted section: Upon Oracle 's acceptance of the order, you have the limited right to use the programs and receive any services you ordered solely for your internal business operations and subject to the terms of this agreement, including the definitions and rules set forth in the order and the program documentation.
9 Oracle 's Program documentation is therefore part of your license agreement and includes terms and conditions that need to be taken into account!!. Oracle 's Program documentation can be found at and includes thousands of pages that explain which products/. components are part of a specific program license, what specific full use or restricted usage rights are granted within a software program, what products may be required to be licensed separately in case you make use of certain software programs and what specific products/features require separate licenses. Example: In addition, Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 12c R1. includes the restricted usage rights to make use of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 12c R1 includes Oracle Internet Directory as long as it is only being the following products/components: used for the purpose of storing Oracle Database Service information.
10 JServer Enterprise Edition, interMedia, Objects Option, Networking Kit, Objects for OLE, Advanced In addition, Oracle Database Replication Option, Distributed Option, Parallel Query Enterprise Edition Options ( Option, (including bitmap indexes and parallel bitmap- Partitioning) and Oracle Database star query), SQL*Plus, Visual Information Retrieval and Enterprise Management Packs ( Workflow. For OS/390 implementation, use of either Diagnostics Pack) are required to be Access Manager for CICS or Access Manager for licensed separately. IMS/TM is included. Emanuel Neacsu & Richard Spithoven Pagina 6. White Paper - Oracle Database 4.