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Oracle Licensing (user minimums)

Source: Oracle Corporation.

User Minimums

User Minimums refer to the minimum user requirements identified by the License Definitions described below. If you have any questions about your license grant or about user minimum requirements, please contact us.

For Oracle Database Products

You can either license by:

* Named User Plus
* Processor

User Minimums when licensing by Named User Plus

Program Named User Plus Minimum
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 25 Named Users Plus per Processor
Oracle Database Standard Edition Two 10 Named Users Plus*
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition Options and Enterprise Managers Enterprise Edition Options & Enterprise Managers must match the number of licenses of the associated Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. In addition, a minimum of 25 Named User Plus licenses per Processor must be met. Associated Database is defined as the database(s) which is (are) being managed by the option.
All other Oracle Database products 1 Named User Plus


* Oracle Database Standard Edition Two (SE2) can only be licensed on servers that have a maximum capacity of 2 sockets. If licensing by Named User Plus, the minimum is 10 Named User Plus licenses.
   Oracle Database Standard Edition Two (SE2), when used with Oracle Real Application Clusters, may only be licensed on a single cluster of servers supporting up to a total maximum capacity of 2 sockets.

 

Note, for all Oracle products, you are required to obtain licenses based on your actual software usage or Oracle’s licensing minimums, whichever is greater. More information on Oracle Licensing can be found here, or on the Oracle Corporation website here.


If the user minimum is 25 Named Users Plus per processor, then follow the instructions below to calculate the minimum number of named user plus licenses required for your intended hardware configuration.

1. Determine the number of processors on each server where the programs are installed and/or running.
2. Add together the processors on each server.
3. Multiply the total number of processors by 25.
4. The resultant number represents the minimum number of named user plus licenses required for this hardware configuration.

Example: For Database Enterprise Edition on 3 computers each with 2 processors:

1. Number of processors on each server = 2
2. Total number of processors = 6 (3 computers x 2 processors = 6)
3. Multiply the total number of processors by 25 - the required minimum for Database Enterprise Edition is 25 named users plus per processor. (6*25 = 150 named users plus)
4. For this hardware configuration containing 6 processors the minimum number of named user plus licenses required for Database Enterprise Edition is 150.

User Minimums when licensing by Processor

The minimum is 1 for all Oracle Database products.

Product Dependencies

You can contact us to ensure that you have satisfied all product dependency requirements.

Licensing Definitions

Note: This is an abbreviated list of license definitions, for the complete and legal set of definitions, please refer to the appropriate Agreement for your licensing.

Term Designations

Perpetual: If your program license does not specify a term, it is perpetual and shall continue unless terminated as otherwise provided in the Agreement.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Year Terms: A program license specifying a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Year Term shall commence on the effective date of the order and shall continue for the specified period. At the end of the specified period the program license shall terminate.

Licenses

Application User

Collaboration Program User

Employee/Employee User

Faculty User

FTE Student

Named User Plus/Named User

Non Employee User - External

Processor

System

Tape Drive

Transaction



Application User: is defined as an individual authorized by you to use the applicable licensed application programs which are installed on a single server or on multiple servers regardless of whether the individual is actively using the programs at any given time. If you license the Oracle Self Service Work Request option in conjunction with Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, you are required to maintain licenses for the equivalent number of Application Users licensed and you are granted unlimited access to initiate work requests, view work request status and view scheduled completion dates for your entire employee population. Application Users licensed for Oracle Order Management are allowed to manually enter orders directly into the programs but any orders entered electronically from other sources must be licensed separately. For Oracle Sourcing, Oracle iSupplier Portal, Oracle Services Procurement, PeopleSoft eSupplier Connection, PeopleSoft Strategic Sourcing and JD Edwards Supplier Self Service programs, use by your external suppliers is included with your application user licenses.


Collaboration Program User: is defined as an individual authorized by you to use the programs which are installed on a single server or on multiple servers regardless of whether the individual is actively using the programs at any given time. For the purposes of counting and licensing the number of Beehive Synchronous Collaboration users, a Collaboration Program User within your company is defined as a user able to initiate, or host, a web conference and also participate in a web conference; all participants in the web conference external to your company and attending a web conference are not required to be licensed.


Employee: is defined as all of your full-time, part-time, temporary employees and all of your agents, contractors and consultants. The quantity of the licenses required is determined by the number of Employees and not the actual number of users. In addition, if you elect to outsource any business function(s) to another company, all of the company's full-time, part-time, temporary employees and agents, contractors and consultants that are providing the outsourcing services for you must be counted for the purposes of determining the number of Employees.


Employee User: is defined as an individual authorized by you to use the programs which are installed on a single server or multiple servers, regardless of whether or not the individual is actively using the programs at any given time.


Faculty User: is defined as an active teaching member of the faculty for an accredited academic institution; such user may only use the programs for academic and non-commercial use.


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Student: is defined as any full-time student enrolled in your institution and any part-time student enrolled in your institution counts as 25% of an FTE Student. The definition of "full-time" and "part-time" is based on your policies for student classification. If the number of FTE Students is a fraction, that number will be rounded to the nearest whole number for purposes of license quantity requirements.


Named User Plus / Named User: is defined as an individual authorized by you to use the programs which are installed on a single server or multiple servers, regardless of whether the individual is actively using the programs at any given time. All of the remaining provisions of this definition apply only with respect to Named User Plus licenses, and not to Named User licenses. A non human operated device will be counted as a named user plus in addition to all individuals authorized to use the programs, if such devices can access the programs. If multiplexing hardware or software (e.g., a TP monitor or a web server product) is used, this number must be measured at the multiplexing front end. Automated batching of data from computer to computer is permitted. You are responsible for ensuring that the named user plus per processor minimums are maintained for the programs contained in the user minimum table in the licensing rules section; the minimums table provides for the minimum number of named users plus required and all actual users must be licensed.

For the purposes of the following programs: Configuration Management Pack for Applications, System Monitoring Plug-in for Hosts, System Monitoring Plug-in for Non Oracle Databases, System Monitoring Plug-in for Non Oracle Middleware, Diagnostics Pack for Non-Oracle Middleware, Management Pack for WebCenter Suite, Management Pack for IBM Websphere Portal and Provisioning Pack, only the users of the program that is being managed/monitored are counted for the purpose of determining the number of Named User Plus licenses required.

For the purposes of the following programs: Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite, Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite, Application Management Pack for Siebel, and Application Management Pack for PeopleSoft Enterprise, all users of the middleware and/or database software that support the respective application program are counted for the purpose of determining the number of Named User Plus licenses required.

With respect to the following programs: Load Testing for Web Applications, Load Testing for Web Applications Developer Edition, Load Testing Accelerator for Web Services, and Load Testing Accelerator for Siebel, each emulated human user and non human operated device shall be considered as a virtual user and shall be counted when determining the number of Named User Plus licenses required.

For the purposes of the following programs: Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe, only (a) the users of the database from which you capture data and (a) the users of the database where you will apply the data must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.


Non Employee User - External: is defined as an individual, who is not your employee, contractor or outsourcer, authorized by you to use the programs which are installed on a single server or multiple servers, regardless of whether or not the individual is actively using the programs at any given time.


Processor: shall be defined as all processors where the Oracle programs are installed and/or running. Programs licensed on a processor basis may be accessed by your internal users (including agents and contractors) and by your third party users. The number of required licenses shall be determined by multiplying the total number of cores of the processor by a core processor licensing factor specified on the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table which can be accessed at http://oracle.com/contracts. All cores on all multicore chips for each licensed program are to be aggregated before multiplying by the appropriate core processor licensing factor and all fractions of a number are to be rounded up to the next whole number. When licensing Oracle programs with Standard Edition One or Standard Edition in the product name, a processor is counted equivalent to an occupied socket; however, in the case of multi-chip modules, each chip in the multi-chip module is counted as one occupied socket.

For example, a multicore chip based server with an Oracle Processor Core Factor of 0.25 installed and/or running the program (other than Standard Edition One programs or Standard Edition programs) on 6 cores would require 2 processor licenses (6 multiplied by a core processor licensing factor of .25 equals 1.50, which is then rounded up to the next whole number, which is 2). As another example, a multicore server for a hardware platform not specified in the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table installed and/or running the program on 10 cores would require 10 processor licenses (10 multiplied by a core processor licensing factor of 1.0 for ‘All other multicore chips’ equals 10).

For the purposes of the following program: Healthcare Transaction Base, only the processors on which Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition and Healthcare Transaction Base programs are installed and/or running must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.

For the purposes of the following programs: iSupport, iStore and Configurator, only the processors on which Internet Application Server (Standard Edition and/or Enterprise Edition) and the licensed program (e.g., iSupport, iStore and/or Configurator) are running must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required for the licensed program; under these licenses you may also install and/or run the licensed program on the processors where a licensed Oracle Database (Standard Edition and/or Enterprise Edition) is installed and/or running.

For the purposes of the following programs: Configuration Management Pack for Applications, System Monitoring Plug-in for Hosts, System Monitoring Plug-in for Non-Oracle Databases, System Monitoring Plug-in for Non-Oracle Middleware, Diagnostics Pack for Non-Oracle Middleware, Management Pack for WebCenter Suite, Management Pack for IBM Websphere Portal and Provisioning Pack, only the processors on which the program that is being managed/monitored are running must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.

For the purposes of the following programs: Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite, Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite, Application Management Pack for Siebel, and Application Management Pack for PeopleSoft, all processors on which the middleware and/or database software that support the respective application program are running must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.

For the purposes of the following programs: Data Integrator Enterprise Edition, Data Integrator and Application Adapter for Data Integration, Informatica PowerCenter and PowerConnect Adapters, Application Adapters for Data Integration, and Application Adapter for Warehouse Builder for: PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel, and SAP, only the processor(s) on which the target database is running must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.

For the purposes of the following program: Audit Vault Collection Agent, only the processors of the database sources from which audit data is collected must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.

For the purposes of the following program: In-Memory Database Cache, only the processors on which the Times Ten In-Memory Database component of the In-Memory Database Cache program is installed and/or running must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.

For the purposes of the following programs: Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe, only (a) the processors running the database from which you capture data and (b) the processors running the database where you will apply the data must be counted for the purpose of determining the number of licenses required.

Processor Calculations

The total number of processors (see above for definition of a processor) needed is calculated by adding the number of processors in each computer where the programs are installed and/or running.

Example 1: You are licensing the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition for 1 computer which has 2 processors. How many processors do you need?

(1 computer x 2 processors) = 2 processors for each program that you license for this computer.

Example 2: You are licensing Oracle Database Enterprise Edition for your entire environment - 4 computers each with 1 processor and 1 computer with 8 processors. How many processors do you need?

4 computers x 1 processor = 4 processors 1 computer x 8 processors = 8 processors Total: 12 processors


System: is defined as the computer on which the Enterprise Linux programs are installed.

Supported system is defined as (i) a system to which you intend to apply or have applied services received as part of the Enterprise Linux support service at the specified service level in your order including updates, patches, fixes, security alerts, work arounds, configuration, installation assistance or (ii) a system to which you intend to submit or have submitted information to Oracle seeking service at the service level specified in your order.


Tape Drive: is defined as mechanical devices used to sequentially write, read and restore data from magnetic tape media. Typically used, but not limited to, data protection and archival purposes, tape drives are deployed either as a standalone unit(s) or housed within a robotic tape library. Examples of tape drive include but are not limited to, Linear Tape Open (LTO), Digital Linear Tape (DLT), Advanced Intelligent Type (AIT), Quarter-Inch Cartridge (QIC), Digital Audio Tape (DAT), and 8mm Helical Scan. For cloud based backups, Oracle counts each parallel stream or Recovery Manager (RMAN) channel as equivalent to a tape drive.


Transaction: is defined as each set of interactions that is initiated by an application user recorded by Oracle Enterprise Manager to capture availability and performance metrics used in calculating service levels. For example, the following set of interactions would represent one transaction: login, search customer, log out.