Chapter 7. Support and Licensing

Contemplating Oracle Software Support and Licensing

The increasing virtualization of infrastructure for Oracle software raises important questions regarding the impact of virtualization on Oracle support and licensing. Unfortunately, in this space, confusion often rules the day. The purpose of this section is to provide customers with information about certification, support, and licensing of Oracle software when running on virtualized hardware with VMware vSphere. This information is based on the experience and knowledge that has been accumulated from years of working with many customers who are successfully running Oracle on vSphere.

In the context of the four V’s (viability, value, versatility, and vision; ...

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