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HP Asset Manager, the solution for your Oracle Compliance (2)

HP Asset Manager provides a simple and out of the box solution to get a quick view on Oracle compliance.


The SAM Best Practice package: contains Oracle SAM best practices is updated every other month and free for HP Asset Manager SAM customers, it is available on the HP resources:

     - SSO portal where all patches for Asset Manager are delivered (AM 5.2X and AM9.3X patches)

     - On HP Live Network where best practices are available (Asset Manager community / standard content).


This package contains

     - Software compliance counters and Dashboards for the CPU license that use the Oracle core factors (Oracle DB, Oracle Options, WebLogic…)

     - Workflows and scripts that pre-allocate the appropriate number of points to the server according to the Oracle Core Factor table. The pre-calculation scripts are regularly updated by HP to reflect the last rules.

     - Crystal Reports on license expenses

     - Oracle Contract samples

     - Demo data, so that you understand how it works 

Besides the package:

     - To manage per Named User Plus and test & development servers

  1. You can categorize your servers in HP Asset Manager and make sure the SW counter will not count test or developments servers that will be clearly identified is you Asset Management database.
  2. You can associate your production servers either to Named User Plus licensing or CPU licensing.  HP Asset Manager Software counters are intelligent and can be targeted to specific server groups (“scope of Application” of the Software counter)
  3. You can also manage you Named User plus users in aApplication services contracts that capture the user, the profile, start and end date for the authorization using Oracle. An approval workflow allows to give access to a new user to Oracle DB through the Named User plus licensing

     - All Software Asset Management processes are supported by HP Asset Manager best of breeds Asset Management capabilities

  1. License life cycle Management: Procurement, Allocation, License Contract (terms and conditions) validation, Maintenance contracts renewal, Retirement if applies)
  2. Inventory Management: store all the information on applications, usage, related hosts’ configurations
  3. Users’ Entitlements Management: set the internal policies around what user is allowed to use what application. A good way to manage this is to use Applications Services contracts, where users will get approval for getting access to the application for a given period
  4. Software compliance

Want to know more?

AM generic SAM post:

Business White Paper: Managing Oracle Database entitlements with HP Asset Manager

Asset Manager Technical white paper: “Starting a Software Asset Management process with Asset Manager and DDMI” (customer access only) on, in the Asset Manager 9.30 white paper section or packaged with Asset Manager on C:\Program Files\HP\Asset Manager 9.30 en\doc\white_papers


Example of software compliance and financial analysis report in Asset Manager



Cost For Compliance Oracle



Filip_Meuleman | ‎09-13-2011 03:57 AM

Is there also a solution for IBM Process Value Unit (PVU) compliance? I believe DDMI-9.30 is having the capabilities to calculate PVU's for both the physical and virtual servers.

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