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Hi experts,

I'd like to use a Oracle physical server with 2 processors for 2 purposes: 1 Oracle instance and 1 Oracle instance for application.

Can I limit the use for the Oracle to a single CPU (to reduce the cost of the license) and Must I use Oracle Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition?

Have you any documentation that Oracle does this tell us?

Thanks in advance!
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As far as I know, you have to license for the available cpu's installed in the server.
eg. you have 1 cpu with 4 cores, they count cores as 0.5 cpu, so you would need 2 licenses.
(This is for Enterprise edition).

Atleast this is what Oracle told us when we upgraded to new hardware last year.
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jannisj,
thanks for your answer I'd like to use 1 Quad Proc (in this case how many licenses I would need?)

Is there any official document oracle that tells us this?
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I have more than 200 GB of user data.
how many users do you have ?
you can also license by NAMED USER PLUS = NUP
Honestly, the best advice is to talk to your Oracle sales rep.  Only they can give you the best answer for your situation.  There are many licensing possibilities and they keep changing, only the sales rep has a handle on the current ones and what would apply to your site.