rachelfritts
Flexera beginner

Oracle Standard Edition One Licenses and MCMs

Hi,

 

I'm new to Flexera and wondering if someone can explain to me the following in the Oracle practice guide about multi-chip modules (or MCMs): "When licensing Oracle programs with Standard Edition in the
name, a processor is counted equivalent to an occupied socket.
In the case of multi-chip modules, each chip in the multi-chip
module is counted as one occupied socket. FlexNet Manager
Suite for Oracle includes sophisticated license models that
accurately calculate consumption for products licensed on
Oracle Processor. "

I've tried googling, but can't find a definitive answer on what this means.

 

Thanks for your help,

Rachel

3 Replies
mrichardson
Flexera
Flexera

In FNMS terms, read "occupied socket" as number of processors i.e. number of occupied sockets = number of processors in FNMS.

Therefore each chip would be counted as 1 processor in FNMS.

 

Is this what you were looking for?

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Thank you for your reply!  I'm still not sure if each chip in the multi-chip
module means the chip is a core -- nor do I know if we are even running multi-chip modules.  I can't even figure out from googling.  What I have found is that MCMs are old types of processors, but our processors aren't that old.

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@rachelfritts 

I would recommend that you refer to the explanation in https://www.oracle.com/assets/databaselicensing-070584.pdf and if you're still in doubt you should reach out to Oracle.

Thanks,

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