The Oracle License Management System (LMS) Process: How HP Universal Discovery Can Help

Managing Oracle Database licenses is a complicated process, especially for large organizations. In today’s intricate and rapidly changing IT landscape, companies often find themselves without adequate controls, visibility and an overall handle on where Oracle Database software was deployed, in what configuration and what licenses were originally purchased. Luckily, HP Universal Discovery (UD) is here to help.

 

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First, here are a few things you may or may not know about the Oracle License Management System (LMS) process:

 

  • Oracle software is expensive and licensing costs vary significantly based on the products and deployed options
  • The Oracle database products are wide open with most features easily accessible and not locked with any license keys
  • Usage rights for the software are included in the contract entitlement and the license agreement and it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure compliance
  • Breaches of license contracts open up significant financial, operational and legal risks
  • Oracle has the right to conduct a license review or audit to verify that the deployed software is used according to the usage rights purchased
  • Oracle License Management Services is a group within Oracle tasked with working closely with customers and partners to ensure that the Oracle software is used according to the licensing policies and conducting license reviews and audits
  • As part of the license review/audit process it is necessary to provide Oracle with the information on the Oracle product installations and usage

As a result of this process, it can be very difficult for companies to tell whether the deployed environment matches the purchased entitlements. Luckily, HP Universal Discovery 10.01 with new Oracle LMS support is here.

 

HP Universal Discovery builds on top of the Oracle database application discovery, and is able to automatically discover all deployed Oracle database applications and collect the required data set needed to complete the Oracle LMS review/audit process. This unique Oracle-verified solution was developed by HP Software, in collaboration with Oracle LMS, to enable the rapid and non-intrusive collection of information, giving you a clear view into your Oracle Database license environment. HP Universal Discovery also helps accelerate license review engagements as you will have your Oracle license report in hand, in advance of a formal audit.

 

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Oracle’s financial year ends on May 31, which means Oracle may trigger more audits to meet their numbers. The best solution is to be prepared. And we can help!

 

HP Universal Discovery for Oracle Licensing is sold through HP Channel Partners. Click here for additional information on HP Universal Discovery for Oracle Database Licensing and stay tuned right here, in our next blog we discuss how HP Universal Discovery and HP Asset Manager can help you optimize your Oracle Database license usage.

 

- Vitaly Miryanov

Service and Portfolio Management R&D, HP Software

Comments
Accounting Services Philippines | ‎05-01-2013 09:42 PM

I see, that's how HP can help Oracle. Well, this is good news, at least for Oracle.

HPITSM | ‎05-21-2013 11:12 AM

We agree!

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