OPTIMIZING ORACLE LICENSING INVMWARE ENVIRONMENTSWill Monin, Director of Strategic Alliances, VMwareJason Keogh, CTO & Fou...
Agenda • Introduction • Oracle licensing 101      – Why Inventory is difficult for Oracle •   The iQuate Approach •   iQSo...
Introduction                          Vendors                          iQuate                          (DIME)             ...
Introduction: DIME • Discovery  Defining the scope of possible “universe” – what may be there.  Example activity: Checking...
Introduction: DIME • Measurement  Gathering details beyond a simple count. Understanding configuration of  applications, c...
Oracle licensing 101What data is required?
Oracle Licensing: Complexity • To license Oracle you need to understand the   platform underpinning the technology • 2 pri...
Oracle license costs
Servers: Moore’s Law and the Data explosion  1 Core         2 Core             4 Core    6 $47,500                        ...
The effect of Moore’s law on licensing • As servers became multi-processor in the late 1990’s,   IBM, Oracle and others in...
Not all cores are created equal                                    Sun, Fujitsu UltraSPARC T1 (1.0 or 1.2GHz)             ...
Oracle Licensing: Complexity • Processor License    – Core factor       › CPU Type: x86/x64 (Intel and AMD), Power, RISC, ...
Oracle in a Virtual world • Virtualization & Partitioning    – Hard v Soft partitioning    – Hard partitioning isolates a ...
Virtualization VMware cluster, 4 ESX servers each with 4x 6 core Xeon processors = 96 cores (4 x 24 cores)                ...
The VMware customer’s perspective •Customers love virtualization and VMware    • 960 Fortune 1000 corporations run VMware ...
vSphere is a better platform for any workload                                                                             ...
The Trend Is Clear              % of Workload Instances Virtualized by VMware Customers                                   ...
Why is Oracle growth slower?• Fear of unexpected licensing liabilities on high-cost products    • Highly mobile virtual wo...
Why is VMware here today? • Customers that have the facts make smart decisions     • Virtualizing (or not) based on real c...
Why is VMware here today?     • VMware customers are virtualizing Oracle:         • Optimizing licensing costs         • S...
VMware’s Perspective: Solve fear, solve the problem
iQSonarVisibility provides clarity
iQSonar – Dashboard View
iQSonar: Oracle, virtual and physical       7 Virtual1 Physical         Per Instance Data
iQSonar
iQSonar
Virtualization VMware cluster, 4 servers with 4x 6 core Xeon processors = 4 x 24 cores                                    ...
iQSonar: Virtual Server listing        1 Cluster6 Physical          258 Virtual servers   176 cores
iQSonar: VMware server configuration detail
Maximizing value
Maximizing value • Visibility provides control • When under control, using VMware as a platform to underpin   Oracle deplo...
Virtualization VMware cluster, 96 cores         $47,500 per processor  VM       VM      VM        VM   48 processors = $2,...
Virtualization   8x physical servers with 2 single core processors each, 16 processor licenses.          P        P       ...
Accurate and complete How complete is your inventory?
Where VMware customers are going: • Any software license terms agreed to must be honored    •Some customers negotiate bett...
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Optimizing Oracle licensing in VMware environments

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Jason Keogh – Founder and CTO, iQuate
Will Monin – Alliances Director, VMware

Virtualizing server environments carelessly can lead to significant, unexpected costs in relation to software licenses from vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM.

However, done correctly, Virtualization can actually significantly reduce software license costs while improving performance, scalability and reliability of enterprise applications.

Unfortunately, many customers are prevented from realizing these benefits because of widespread confusion and uncertainty around the implications of licensing Oracle in VMware environments.

This webinar will be jointly hosted by iQuate and VMware and is focused on Oracle database licensing. It will provide insights as to how best structure virtual environments to reduce costs while ensuring compliance and providing maximum ROI.

Intended Audience:

Professionals working in:
Software Asset Management
IT Asset Management
Procurement
IT Management
IT Operations
Anyone who needs practical guidance on maximizing ROI from implementing Oracle in virtual environments.

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  • Optimizing Oracle licensing in VMware environments

    1. 1. OPTIMIZING ORACLE LICENSING INVMWARE ENVIRONMENTSWill Monin, Director of Strategic Alliances, VMwareJason Keogh, CTO & Founder, iQuate
    2. 2. Agenda • Introduction • Oracle licensing 101 – Why Inventory is difficult for Oracle • The iQuate Approach • iQSonar – Delivering Detail on Oracle • IQSonar – Optimizing your VMware Oracle environment • Questions and Answers
    3. 3. Introduction Vendors iQuate (DIME) Tech Advisors Partners
    4. 4. Introduction: DIME • Discovery Defining the scope of possible “universe” – what may be there. Example activity: Checking a network range for active IP Addresses or identifying details for database connectivity strings. • Inventory Definitive translation of Discovery data into definitive, unique, identifiable hardware & software assets, specifically servers, installed software, processes, services, hard disks, etc. Example activity: Logging into a Unix server, issuing and parsing commands
    5. 5. Introduction: DIME • Measurement Gathering details beyond a simple count. Understanding configuration of applications, clusters and relationships between applications to establish full data required for license metric identification. Example Activity: Querying Oracle database to identify options and packs installed and in-use. • Extensibility Supporting the ability to extend the data queried to enable iQSonar to gather site specific details and to export iQSonar data to site specific “down-stream” repositories. Example Activity: Adding a new query for MS SQL to identify use of an internally written application.
    6. 6. Oracle licensing 101What data is required?
    7. 7. Oracle Licensing: Complexity • To license Oracle you need to understand the platform underpinning the technology • 2 primary license options: – “Processor” – Named User Plus
    8. 8. Oracle license costs
    9. 9. Servers: Moore’s Law and the Data explosion 1 Core 2 Core 4 Core 6 $47,500 Core 8 12 Core Core CPU history <2006: 1 Core (single) $285,000 2006 – 2007: 2 Core (dual) 2007 - 2009: 4 Core (quad) 2009 - 2011: 6, 8, 10 Core 2012 - 2013: 12 Cores 2014 onwards: 24, 48, 64, 128 Cores ??
    10. 10. The effect of Moore’s law on licensing • As servers became multi-processor in the late 1990’s, IBM, Oracle and others introduces “Processor” licensing • As processors became hyper-threaded and multi-core, IBM introduced PVU licenses and Oracle introduced Core Factors
    11. 11. Not all cores are created equal Sun, Fujitsu UltraSPARC T1 (1.0 or 1.2GHz) SPARC T3 Core Factor 0.25 Sun, Fujitsu UltraSPARC T1 (1.4 GHz) Intel Xeon Series 56xx, 65xx, 75xx Core Factor 0.5 Effective price per core Sun UltraSPARC T2 HP PA-RISC 47,500*0.25 47,500*1 47,500*0.75 47,500*0.5 Core Factor 0.75 = $11,850 $47,500 $35,625 $23,750 All Single Core Chips IBM P6, P7 Core Factor 1Source: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contracts/processor-core-factor-table-070634.pdf
    12. 12. Oracle Licensing: Complexity • Processor License – Core factor › CPU Type: x86/x64 (Intel and AMD), Power, RISC, Itanium, etc. › Purchase date! • NUP License – Processor Minimums
    13. 13. Oracle in a Virtual world • Virtualization & Partitioning – Hard v Soft partitioning – Hard partitioning isolates a “Server” to specific hardware – VMware is always considered Soft partitioning • When running on a server which is “soft partitioned” Oracle generally requires that ALL underlying processors which the server may run on be licensed
    14. 14. Virtualization VMware cluster, 4 ESX servers each with 4x 6 core Xeon processors = 96 cores (4 x 24 cores) 1 VM with 1 core assigned. VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM If customer intends VMotion to be freely enabled on the cluster – all 96 cores must be licensed. VM VM VM VM If VMotion is NOT enabled on the cluster, the 24 cores in the physical server must be licensed VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM
    15. 15. The VMware customer’s perspective •Customers love virtualization and VMware • 960 Fortune 1000 corporations run VMware products • VMware’s growth is very fast • $3.77 billion revenue in 2011, up 32% • $1.06 billion revenue in Q4 2011, up 27% •VMware customers are moving toward cloud models • Better workload consolidation ratios • More dynamic workload placement • Highly accurate cost accounting and compliance management • Negotiating with vendors for practical licensing models
    16. 16. vSphere is a better platform for any workload SLAs Improve App  Better performance with dynamic resources and scalability Quality of Service  Enhanced availability and automated DR for all apps Cost Reduction Improve App  Lower hardware and software costs with 5X - 10X consolidation Efficiency  Reduced Opex with intelligent policy management Agility Accelerate App  Provisioning times reduced from weeks to minutes Time-to-Market  Optimized test/dev environments16 Confidential
    17. 17. The Trend Is Clear % of Workload Instances Virtualized by VMware Customers 67% 53% 47% 42% 43% 34% 28% 28% 38% 25% Apr 25% 2011 18% Jan MS MS MS Oracle Oracle 2010 SAP Exchange SharePoint SQL Middleware DB Source: VMware customer survey, Jan 2010 and April 2011 interim results, Data: Total number of instances of that workload deployed in your organization and the percentage of those instances that are virtualized17 Confidential
    18. 18. Why is Oracle growth slower?• Fear of unexpected licensing liabilities on high-cost products • Highly mobile virtual workloads don’t fit “old school” EULAs • IT infrastructure teams haven’t focused on licensing before
    19. 19. Why is VMware here today? • Customers that have the facts make smart decisions • Virtualizing (or not) based on real costs and benefits • Choosing VMware (or not) based on real value • Evolving their infrastructure toward their strategic needs, not compromising based on unquantified risks • Customers that optimize licensing in their virtualization plan get better ROI and fewer surprises • Licensing based on physical hardware is an inventory problem • Customers with the tools to manage their plans focus on achieving operational benefits, instead of avoiding licensing liabilities
    20. 20. Why is VMware here today? • VMware customers are virtualizing Oracle: • Optimizing licensing costs • Significantly improving their operational capabilities • Re-deploying licenses to automated DR functions • Increasing uptime • Increasing IT manpower efficiency • Developing the skills to manage highly dynamic infrastructures that will evolve to hybrid cloud architectures20
    21. 21. VMware’s Perspective: Solve fear, solve the problem
    22. 22. iQSonarVisibility provides clarity
    23. 23. iQSonar – Dashboard View
    24. 24. iQSonar: Oracle, virtual and physical 7 Virtual1 Physical Per Instance Data
    25. 25. iQSonar
    26. 26. iQSonar
    27. 27. Virtualization VMware cluster, 4 servers with 4x 6 core Xeon processors = 4 x 24 cores 1 VM with 1 core assigned. VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM How many Processor licenses of EE are required? a) 1 VM VM VM VM b) 12 c) 48 d) Not enough information to tell. VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM Correct answer: d) Not enough information to tell. VM VM VM VM VMware cluster details relating to VMotion required to know.
    28. 28. iQSonar: Virtual Server listing 1 Cluster6 Physical 258 Virtual servers 176 cores
    29. 29. iQSonar: VMware server configuration detail
    30. 30. Maximizing value
    31. 31. Maximizing value • Visibility provides control • When under control, using VMware as a platform to underpin Oracle deployments provides operational benefits while reducing TCO
    32. 32. Virtualization VMware cluster, 96 cores $47,500 per processor VM VM VM VM 48 processors = $2,280,000 VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VMware server, 24 cores VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM
    33. 33. Virtualization 8x physical servers with 2 single core processors each, 16 processor licenses. P P P P P P P P VMware cluster, with VMotion, 2x Quad core Xeons in each server 8x virtual servers with 2 cores each. • Newer cores out perform older CPU’s VM VM VM VM • Environment now has failover VM VM VM VM • Cost to license Oracle is halved
    34. 34. Accurate and complete How complete is your inventory?
    35. 35. Where VMware customers are going: • Any software license terms agreed to must be honored •Some customers negotiate better terms for themselves to make deployment with virtualization easier • Awareness that deploying Oracle workloads carelessly can create an expensive license liability • Motivated to optimize Oracle workload deployment • Achieving the benefits of virtualization on key workloads • Using tools to enforce policies and control the environment • Increasing ROI by active management of licensing costs
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