Oracle software (BYOL) licensing in the authorized cloud computing environment has different compliance rules compare to Oracle software running in On-Premises infrastructure.
We have enhanced Oracle license position calculation rules in FlexNet Manager Suite 2020 R2.1 to include Oracle software licensing in the cloud computing environment under BYOL.
FlexNet Manager Suite 2020 R2.1 release provides license position calculation of Oracle Database Enterprise and all Standard Editions running in the public cloud and licensed to use Oracle Processor OR Name User Plus license metric under Oracle BYOL use rights for the authorized public cloud.
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition licensing using processor license metric in Authorized Cloud Environment counts two vCPUs as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license if hyper-threading is enabled, and one vCPU as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license if hyper-threading is not enabled (Standard Named User Plus licensing applies, including counting the minimums where applicable)
Oracle Standard Edition One, Standard Edition 2, or Standard Edition in the product name licensing in Authorized Cloud Environment counts four or fewer vCPUs as 1 socket, which is considered equivalent to an Oracle processor license. For more than 4 vCPUs, every 4 vCPUs used (rounded up to the nearest multiple of 4) equate to a licensing requirement of one socket.
Oracle Database Standard Edition may only be licensed on Authorized Cloud Environment instances up to 16 vCPUs.
Oracle Standard Edition One and Standard Edition 2 may only be licensed on Authorized Cloud Environment instances up to 8 vCPUs. Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 Named User Plus metric has minimum 10 NUP licenses per 8 vCPUs
License consumption rules under Use rights & rules tab on the Oracle Processor and Named User Plus license properties have consumption settings for cloud service providers. These consumption settings for public cloud can be set manually or by processing a SKU automatically.
The following screenshot shows ip-10-19-18-17 instance hosted in AWS running Oracle database standard edition 2 has 4 vCPU assigned and consuming one processor license (Based on Oracle Database Standard editions licensing in authorized cloud environment, four or fewer vCPUs as 1 socket, which is considered equivalent to an Oracle processor license).
FlexNet Manager Suite 2020 R2.1 also support Oracle license position calculation for instances running Oracle Software in cloud service provider other than authorized public cloud service providers to fulfill the need of customers and partners who have negotiated with Oracle to run Oracle software in cloud service providers other than authorized cloud service providers under the authorized cloud service provider use rights.
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