5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2017 8:00 PM by Beauty_and_dBest

    EBS DR License

    Beauty_and_dBest

      Hi ALL,

       

      EBS R12.2

      Windows 2012

       

       

      Do we need to buy DR license for EBS? Or is it already bundled in the package cost?

      Supposing me only use RMAN backup and restore.

       

      We planned to setup a new stand-alone server separate from current Production and Test servers. OS will still be Windows 2012 Server with Oracle EBS R12 installed and let us say, for now, that HW specs will be sufficient. Also, let us assume at this point that HW, OS, EBS R12 Application, and Oracle 11gR2 DB are properly configured, tested, and working. Let’s call this Stand-by server and location is in LOCATION-B (DR).

       

      Here is the main part; before disaster, we plan to do daily DB restoration from Production server to Stand-by server using previous working day back-up. To do this, we need Windows SysAd User License (right?). Meaning also that if we buy 1 SysAd user license for this machine, we can do the daily DB restoration. And, in doing the daily DB restoration, there is no need for Regular User License at this point (i.e. GL, FA, AP, PO, and INV users).

       

      Now, let us fast forward the scenario to actual disaster. Assuming LOCATION-A(main office) area becomes physically NOT accessible to people, electricity is down, and all applications are down including Oracle EBS. At this point, the personnel will be instructed to report to LOCATION-B. Regular users will now access Oracle EBS using Stand-by server with previous working day data. Hence, business transaction continues.

       

      Effectively, users did not use Oracle EBS in LOCATION-A, and LOCATION-B simultaneously.

       

       

      Your comments is very much appreciated.

       

       

      Kind regards,

       

      Jc

        • 1. Re: EBS DR License
          mdtaylor

          Hi jc,

           

          I am going through an audit currently and can say with certainty that it only matters where the Oracle software is installed to determine if a license is require for technology, like database processor and internet application server licenses. You may be able to work with Sales to purchase limited use DR licenses at a discount but would have to ask in the case of a full time stand by fail over site.

           

          I am not aware of any user license impact from creating a DR site.

           

          Regards,

          Michael

          • 3. Re: EBS DR License
            Beauty_and_dBest

            Thanks Michael,

             

            I think we fall in this category?

             

            Data Recovery Environments using Copying, Synchronizing or Mirroring

            Standby and Remote Mirroring are commonly used terms to describe these methods of deploying Data Recovery environments. In these Data Recovery deployments, the data, and optionally the Oracle binaries, are copied to another storage device. In these Data Recovery deployments all Oracle programs that are installed and/or running must be licensed per standard policies documented in the Oracle Licensing and Services Agreement (OLSA). This includes installing Oracle programs on the DR server(s) to test the DR scenario. Licensing metrics and program options on Production and Data Recovery/Secondary servers must match.

             

            or this one?

             

            Testing

            For the purpose of testing physical copies of backups, your license for the Oracle Database (Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition or Standard Edition One) includes the right to run the database on an unlicensed computer for up to four times, not exceeding 2 days per testing, in any given calendar year. The aforementioned right does not cover any other data recovery method - such as remote mirroring - where the Oracle program binary files are copied or synchronized.

             

             

            The first has cost while the second has none?

             

            Which of the two is the right setup to use?

             

             

            Kind regards,

            • 4. Re: EBS DR License
              mdtaylor

              Hi jc,

               

              If you want a HA environment, you would fall under the Data Recovery Environments using Copying, Synchronizing or Mirroring section.  You may be able to work with Sales to get these licenses at a discount compared to regular production licenses.

               

              Regards,

              Michael

              • 5. Re: EBS DR License
                Beauty_and_dBest

                Thanks Michael

                 

                How about in our PROD server we have also  UAT, CRP , DEV instances?

                 

                 

                Kind regards,