An introduction from Daniel’s blog states:
“A brief summary on video about the presentation we’ve given at VMworld Barcelona, pointing out the licensing issues in virtualized environments. We hope this will clarify some of the misunderstandings, and enable you to flip the game around and push back to Oracle with more confidence.”
The two main questions answered are:
- How is Standard Edition for virtual environments possible with Oracle and Vsphere?
- When you install Oracle Enterprise Edition on a virtual machine do you have to pay for the sockets that the virtual machine lives on or pay for the entire cluster or is their an alternative?
Two great lines:
- re: Choosing which version to install “Customers are installing Enterprise Edition because they are used to installing Enterprise Edition – but they don’t really need it”
- re: Licensing Oracle in Virtual environmens within the Oracle contract “It’s basically incomprehensible!”
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.
Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).
When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.
Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.