Oracle Licensing in Hyper-V – Redress Compliance

Oracle Licensing in Hyper-V – Redress Compliance

Oracle licensing in Hyper-v is explained in Oracle partitioning policy document. Hyper-V is a soft partitioning policy
according to Oracle and is not eligble for subcapacity licensing.

Oracle licensing in Hyper-V

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Oracle has defined Hyper-V as soft partitioning and not hard partitioning.

 

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So, Microsoft and Hyper-V. Now, in terms of calculating the license, neat. Now let’s go in at Microsoft and Oracle, at least it for a long time, it’s not something you’ve been talking about in the same sentence, unless there’s been sort of a running Oracle and Windows. It’s not something that is a common thing. But at least historical, that’s not been the case. I don’t know to what extent it is the case today, but certainly barriers are being sort of broken down, and Oracle now with the server. Oracle is certainly doing collaboration with Microsoft, they are working together and technologies are, or barriers in terms of technologies are being broken down.

When you look at Microsoft, so Hyper-V and you go into the Oracle partitioning of virtualization, the hot and soft partitioning policies, you’re not going to see much about virtual or how to license on Hyper-V. They don’t really have any information available on that. But in this case, it’s a soft partitioning type of licensing, and there’s no sub-capacity licensing either. Now it’s interesting with Hyper-V because Oracle is doing a lot with Hyper-V for quite a long, have been for a long time and they…

Now, I’m not deep technical, but clearly Oracle from a assure perspective are approving the technology that is used as a sub-capacity licensing technology on Microsoft Cloud. However, when you’re going down to the data center, Oracle is not approving it. And Microsoft is fast evolving and they are very much catching up with the VM-ware to some extent, but they have similar problems.

So now again, it’s the same functionality that is basically causing all the problems. It’s the ability to work, move workloads around different clusters of the servers. And in with Hyper-V you have Live Migration Functionality and you have Failover Clustering. So you have all these functionalities that allows to move workloads around.

Also Microsoft is really pushing this technology ahead, it’s becoming something that can support very, very large workloads. So if you go in and you start looking at some of the setups that they support, 64 total cost to notes is just a basic standup that Microsoft sounds, but they clearly support much, much, much larger deployments. And just ask if you’re ever using Hyper-V, just get in contact, they will help you to set up a much larger virtualized deployments.

Now, when you come to a licensing scenario, like just in the case with VM-ware, you got to do when, and you’re going to follow the same Oracle licensing rules, you just have to consider that you are in a clustered set up and you need to account for all the available resources within the super-cluster, or the cluster, for Microsoft. So it’s the same calculation that you need. You just need to apply it across all the clusters.

So there was not that much additional work to do on the additional considerations to do. It’s really just Oracle’s brute force way of licensing across all your clusters of servers that are connected to a particular Hyper-V instance.

So here again, you can see, we have a real use scenario with where we are running Oracle Enterprise Edition. And if you think it’s a real case use scenario that you’re running and you’ve deployed it on Hyper-V in this case, you will see that you would need to license the full cluster of servers and the difference in the license ask here is a vast difference. So, it’s one of these areas that probably will become much more…

 

 

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