Azure VMware Solution / AVS / Oracle hard partitioning

Sebastian Grugel 81 Reputation points


Does AVS support the hard partitioning for Oracle licensing under the same mechanism as under on-prem VMware?


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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 22,976 Reputation points

    Hello @Sebastian Grugel ,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform.

    I understand you are referring to hard partitioning concept in Oracle Licensing for VMware. Reference:

    Oracle licensing in VMware is one of the most controversial. Oracle licensing in virtual environments, oracle has published a document “partitioning policy document” that lays out which virtualization technologies you are allowed to limit the CPUs that you need to license when deploying Oracle.

    Hard partitioning – approved by Oracle to only license the CPU or cores that you assign to the Oracle environment if you configure the virtualization correct. If you make mistakes Oracle will ask that you license the server or cluster of servers anyway. Examples of approved technologies are IBM LPAR, Oracle OVM and Solaris.

    Thus, the AVS didn't certify the Oracle licensing in VMware for AVS, we don't have any document as it is more of an Oracle side supportability feature for Virtualization platforms.

    Please "Accept as Answer" and Upvote if the answer provided is useful, so that you can help others in the community looking for remediation for similar issues.

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