I wrote quite a few blogs on licensing Oracle on VMware. Mainly because there is a lot of misunderstanding/FUD and Oracle let customers pay for something they do not have to pay for. Best example is the statement of many Oracle sales people that a complete VMware cluster needs to be licensed for Oracle, even if Oracle VM’s will never run on all of the nodes. As a result customers create a seperate VMware HA cluster for Oracle VM’s.
An overview of my posts on Oracle licensing can be found here.
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Basically Oracle behaves like a corrupt policeofficer in a dodgy country stopping your Ferrari and telling he will fine you just because your car is able to drive 300km/h. No prove you actually drove faster than allowed.
One of the best videos in which an Oracle employee explains subclustering is this one. The video was deleted from the VMworld.TV site within 24 hours on request by Oracle. Guess why? Because Oracle tactics is to be so unclear as possible about licensing.
At March 19 there is a great webinar on Oracle licensing for VMware.
VMware, in partnership with DBTA, has invited the world’s most recognizable experts in this subject to join us on a webinar for a frank and direct conversation about how to properly adhere to existing contracts, as they exist presently and are available publicly, to correctly license virtualized infrastructure for Oracle.
Please join us as Don Sullivan moderates a discussion on this subject with globally renowned subject matter experts Dave Welch of “House Of Brick” and Daniel Hesselink of “License Consulting”