I currently have a couple of databases running on two HP rx4640 servers each with 2 CPU (dual core each). for each server I have Oracle database Enterprise Edition ver 10.1.0.2.0 Processor Perpetual license for 2 processors.
I want to migrate to T4-2 SPARC server with also dual processor ( but 8 cores each). Can I use the same license for the new server with the new processors?
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also a word of mouth from the friendly sales person wont stand in court of law. All are just assumptions with no evidence .No need for court of law here, and yes I accept answers from volunteering oracle experts/ users. I like to collect different inputs. btw , do you have any?
Something in writing from someone authorized by Oracle -- e.g. someone in Licence Sales -- would stand in a court of law.
Nevertheless, if you want "different inputs" from here :
Oracle licences by the number of cores. Off hand, since the number of cores is different, the licence count is not the same. However, Oracle also has "core scaling factors" (called Oracle Processor Core Factor Table) for different types of CPUs. You should see the Software Investment Guide at http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/index.html and Oracle Database Licensing under Specialty Topics from the same URL.
Hemant K Chitale