Understanding VMware Licensing with Oracle


Over the last decade, VMware virtualization has become a preferred platform for hundreds of thousands of customers, many of them running their business-critical applications on the virtualized infrastructure.

At the center of many of these BCA environments is the Oracle Database Management System. However, there is still a significant amount of confusion regarding how to properly license Oracle software in those VMware environments.

In a recent DBTA webinar a roundtable of experts, including Don Sullivan, product line marketing manager for business critical applications and database for VMware, Dave Welch CTO and chief evangelist at House of Brick Technologies, Daniel Hesselink managing partner at License Consulting, and Dean Bolton, president of VLSS, discussed how to properly adhere to contracts, as they exist presently and are available publicly, to correctly license Oracle on virtualized infrastructure.

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