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How are SDE/Oracle instances licensed in a virtual enviroment

Question asked by Rica on Nov 14, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2014 by KCullen-esristaff

Can anyone tell me how SDE geodatabases are licensed? in a virtual environment?


Let's say I have the following set up:

- a physical server with 100 CPUs hosting several virtual server.

- a virtual Oracle server with 36 CPUs

- on the Oracle server I have 10 instances that leverage SDE, i.e. 10 SDE_HOME locations

Do I need to license 36 CPUs for the virtual server, or a 4-CPU license for each of teh SDE_HOME folders?

What happens if I only have 3 SDE_HOME folders on the machine?


I am trying to better understand this, as we are using ArcGIS Enterprise BASIC to license our SDE and ArcGIS Enterprise ADVANCED for our web servers - I want to make sure i understand how many licenses (packs beginning with 4-CPUs) I really need.


my thanks for any insight