Oracle licensing, support pose VMware virtualization hurdle

Friday Oct 19th 2007 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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An increasing number of VMware shops have expressed interest in migrating their Oracle applications off dedicated physical machines and onto virtual machines (VMs), but Oracle's virtualization-unfriendly licensing and support policies don't make the move easy.

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An increasing number of VMware shops have expressed interest in migrating their Oracle applications off dedicated physical machines and onto virtual machines (VMs), but Oracle's virtualization-unfriendly licensing and support policies don't make the move easy.

Just like any complex application, a lot of apps from the Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle consist of database, management software and middleware elements that work together but are scattered among several machines...

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