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Oracle Cloud Management Pack Licensing and Pricing

Introduction to Oracle Cloud Management Pack Licensing and Pricing

The Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database enables database management across several platforms.

It is a part of Oracle’s extra-cost pack for both the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE) and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition – Engineered Systems (EE-ES).

Furthermore, it is included with Oracle Database Cloud Service Enterprise Edition – High Performance (DBCS EE-HP), Oracle Database Cloud Service Enterprise Edition – Exadata Patch Service (DBCS EE-EP), and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service/Cloud at Customer (ExaCS/CC).

Features

features Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database

The Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database integrates various features, crafting a comprehensive management solution that simplifies the ecosystem.

  1. Database-as-a-Service: Allows for self-service database provisioning on either physical or virtual infrastructures.
  2. DBaaS Rapid Start Kit lets users set up and configure Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c in less than a minute.
  3. Pluggable Database-as-a-Service (PDBaaS): Provides self-service provisioning on a collection of multitenant container databases (CDBs).
  4. Shared Server, Cluster, and Database Support: Backs shared server, shared cluster, and shared database (Schema-as-a-Service) deployment models.
  5. Virtual Assembly Provisioning: If there’s an assembly topology of three VMs (two WebLogic Server-managed servers and one database), both packs must cover the respective tiers.
  6. Snap Clone: Offers a rapid, storage-efficient way of cloning Oracle databases and full clones using RMAN backups.
  7. Role-Based Access and Resource Control: Enables role-based access and resource management through quotas and retirement policies.
  8. Metering and Chargeback: Allows for metering and chargeback based on a fixed cost, utilization metrics, and database configuration parameters.
  9. Programmatic Access to the Self-Service Portal: Facilitates easy access to various services.
  10. Blueprint-Driven Orchestration of Cloud Operations: Makes the process of cloud operation much simpler.

It should be noted that the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database requires the Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack for Oracle Database as a prerequisite for effective operation.

Pricing and Licensing

Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database licensing

Options

  • Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE): Extra cost
  • Oracle Database Enterprise Edition – Engineered Systems (EE-ES): Extra cost
  • Oracle Database Cloud Service Enterprise Edition – High Performance (DBCS EE-HP): Included
  • Oracle Database Cloud Service Enterprise Edition – Exadata Patch Service (DBCS EE-EP): Included
  • Oracle Exadata Cloud Service/Cloud at Customer (ExaCS/CC): Included

Licensing Costs

According to the Oracle Technology Global Price List , the pricing for Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database is as follows:

  • Processor License: $7,500
  • Software Update License & Support: $1,650 (First Year)

Licensed APIs

Use of the following APIs requires a license for Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database:

  • Assembly Operations — Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/cloud/iaas URI space for Resources Assembly Template and Assembly Instance
  • DBaaS Operations — Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/cloud/dbaas URI space
  • DBaaS Setup Operations — Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/websvcs/restful/extws/cloudservices/admin/cfw/v1 URI space.

Licensed Command Line Interface (CLI) Verbs:

The following Enterprise Manager Command Line Interface (CLI) verbs are licensed as part of the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database:

  • add_pool_members
  • create_charge_item
  • create_dbaas_quota
  • create_dbprofile
  • create_pool
  • create_service_template
  • delete_charge_item
  • delete_dbaas_quota
  • delete_pool
  • delete_service_template
  • get_dbaas_quota
  • get_dbaas_request_settings
  • get_metering_data
  • get_pool_capacity_data
  • get_pool_capacity_summary_data
  • get_pool_constraints
  • get_pool_criteria
  • get_pool_detail
  • get_pool_instance_data
  • get_pool_target_type
  • get_pools
  • get_service_template
  • list_charge_item_candidates
  • remove_pool_members
  • update_dbaas_quota
  • update_dbaas_request_settings
  • update_pool

Licensed Views and Tables

The following objects within the repository schema are licensed under Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database:

  • Tables starting with EMCT_CBA
  • Views starting with EMCT$CBA
  • The GP_EMCT_CBA_TARGET_CHARGE views
  • The MGMT$EMCT_CBA_CHARGE_DAILY view
  • The MGMT$EMCT_CBA_CHARGE_HOURLY view

Licensed Chargeback Reports:

  • The following BI Publisher reports are licensed under Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database:
  • Charge Trend Report
  • Charge Summary Report
  • Usage Trend Report
  • Usage Summary Report
  • Also, any report created using the “create-like” feature of BI publisher referring the preceding reports falls under this license.

Conclusion

The Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database stands out with its robust feature set, designed to optimize database management and administration in various settings.

Organizations can enhance their database efficiency and operations by understanding its features and capabilities.

Author

  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson brings two decades of Oracle license management experience, including a nine-year tenure at Oracle and 11 years in Oracle license consulting. His expertise extends across leading IT corporations like IBM, enriching his profile with a broad spectrum of software and cloud projects. Filipsson's proficiency encompasses IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce platforms, alongside significant involvement in Microsoft Copilot and AI initiatives, enhancing organizational efficiency.