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advice on virtualizing oracle servers

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we currently have 2 oracle servers running on physical hosts
each box has 16gig ram and 2x12 core cpus (24)
currently the load is not too much
we were thinking of virtualizing these servers for better redundancy etc
we are running vpshere 5.5 on 5 hosts
our hosts have 256gig ram each and 2 x 10 cores cpus (20)
my concerns are around performance and licensing
could i license just 2 hosts for oracle requiring 2 x 2 socket licenses which would be the same licensing costs i currently have
then run both my oracle servers on 1 host and if that host fails they use HA to come up on second host
would the fact that both oracle servers currently have a total of 48 cores be a problem if they were running on 1 esx host with 20 cores
also would i have to dedicate these 2 hosts only to oracle and not allow any other vms to run
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