We're planning for a deployment of WL81 on a Sun (sunfire) box with 6 CPUs. Initially this box will host the whole production deployment, including a Sybase ASE database server, WL server and possibly some other services (such as messaging, etc). Later on, we plan to migrate some things off to other boxes.
Initially, we plan to buy a single-cpu "WL Advantage" license for a WL81 server to be deployed on this box.
Question: what is the behavior of a WL server running with one-cpu license on a multi-cpu machine -- does it pin itself to one CPU only or uses all available resources regardless of its license ? In other words, does the (single-cpu) license affect the behavior of the server by pinning it to one cpu or not ? If not, is it possible to achieve and how ?
I need an answer of someone who have actually dealt with this issue and installed/benchmarked the weblogic server on a multi-cpu machines (any WL admins out there?) and can explain exactly what happens when WL runs on multiple CPUs and how licensing affects that; reference articles (like, from http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs81
) proving the point will also be very helpful. Any input will be appreciated.