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Oracle Client on SLES 12 Virtual System

Hello Experts,

Excuse me as I am a Oracle newbie and I have a specific question regarding Oracle Licensing. We are trying to find out Oracle Sources. We have a oracle 8.1.7 Server-client environment on SUSE 10. We wish to build similar environment for SLES 12 Operating system. But I have following questions,

1. Can one officially get Oracle Client RPM for SLES 12 without having official Licenses? If yes How?

2. If no, then can I get Oracle Source RPM or at least Oracle Client Libraries so that we will try to build up Oracle custom RPM on our own.

3. Is it allowed to run Oracle Client on Virtual System? I am asking this because I recently read somewhere that without licenses it is not permitted to run Oracle on Virtual System.

4. Using normal user account I was able to download "Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64" from Oracle Official Website. Does this also contain Oracle Client?

5. If the feedback of above questions is negative then ofcourse we shall consider purchasing official Oracle Client licenses.

Thanx in adv.

Regards,

Admin

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  • John Thorton
    John Thorton Member Posts: 14,493 Silver Crown
    edited Dec 6, 2017 8:20AM
    18400a1b-9652-4a38-9057-607dbe1ebe6e wrote:Hello Experts,Excuse me as I am a Oracle newbie and I have a specific question regarding Oracle Licensing. We are trying to find out Oracle Sources. We have a oracle 8.1.7 Server-client environment on SUSE 10. We wish to build similar environment for SLES 12 Operating system. But I have following questions,1. Can one officially get Oracle Client RPM for SLES 12 without having official Licenses? If yes How?2. If no, then can I get Oracle Source RPM or at least Oracle Client Libraries so that we will try to build up Oracle custom RPM on our own. 3. Is it allowed to run Oracle Client on Virtual System? I am asking this because I recently read somewhere that without licenses it is not permitted to run Oracle on Virtual System.4. Using normal user account I was able to download "Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64" from Oracle Official Website. Does this also contain Oracle Client?5. If the feedback of above questions is negative then ofcourse we shall consider purchasing official Oracle Client licenses.Thanx in adv.Regards,Admin

    V12 client can not connect to V8 database.

    Direct licensing questions to Oracle Sales Force.

  • EdStevens
    EdStevens Member Posts: 28,778 Gold Crown
    edited Dec 6, 2017 8:30AM

    You've got more than just licensing issues.

    Oracle 8 hasn't been supported in this millennium.

    Oracle 12 client will not work with Oracle 8 database

    Is it allowed to run Oracle Client on Virtual System? I am asking this because I recently read somewhere that without licenses it is not permitted to run Oracle on Virtual System

    And where did you read that?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bufTna0WArc

  • 18400a1b-9652-4a38-9057-607dbe1ebe6e
    edited Dec 6, 2017 8:43AM

    Thanks for the reply. Yes for Oracle 8 we already have supported Oracle client. What I missed to mention in my first post is that , we also have Oracle 11g installed and I believe this would be compatible with Oracle Client 12c. Or maybe Oracle Instaclient?

  • John Thorton
    John Thorton Member Posts: 14,493 Silver Crown
    edited Dec 6, 2017 8:52AM
    18400a1b-9652-4a38-9057-607dbe1ebe6e wrote:Thanks for the reply. Yes for Oracle 8 we already have supported Oracle client. What I missed to mention in my first post is that , we also have Oracle 11g installed and I believe this would be compatible with Oracle Client 12c. Or maybe Oracle Instaclient?

    every database installation includes appropriate client tools

    You can not use V12 sqlplus to connect to local (non-SQLNet) V11 database.

    V12 client can use SQLNet to connect to V11 database

  • EdStevens
    EdStevens Member Posts: 28,778 Gold Crown
    edited Dec 6, 2017 8:57AM
    18400a1b-9652-4a38-9057-607dbe1ebe6e wrote:Where did I read it? certainly not on Youtubehttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/24/oracle_vmware_license_headache/ 

    But about as authoritative.

    But to your point, it is also "not permitted" to run Oracle without license on a physical system.  The point about running on a VM (other than Oracle's on VM product) is that the licensing is very tricky and prohibitively expensive.

  • JohnWatson2
    JohnWatson2 Member Posts: 4,511 Silver Crown
    edited Dec 6, 2017 9:05AM

    The Oracle client is distributed licence free. It is the server for which you must pay.

  • EdStevens
    EdStevens Member Posts: 28,778 Gold Crown
    edited Dec 6, 2017 9:19AM
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