Quote Calculator Guide & FAQ

 

Question 1

Question #1: Do you want a license assessment? 

Definition: A license assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your existing Oracle infrastructure and licensing.

Answer (Option 1): “Yes”

License Assessment

  • A review of your Oracle Licenses and Service Agreement (OLSA): Your Oracle contract
  • A review of your Oracle license entitlement: everything you purchased from Oracle
  • Full discovery of your environment with our LicenseFortress discovery software
  • A review of your Oracle workloads deployment: where you have Oracle running
  • Identify, quantify and evaluate your compliance risks
  • Validation or remediation recommendations for Oracle compliance per your OLSA
  • Broad observations on Oracle license optimization improvements
  • Waste recommendations: Stop paying support on Oracle licenses you do not use and therefore do not need support

Answer (Option 2): “No”

LicenseFortress Discovery

  • 60-Day Free Trial
  • Proactive Real-Time Alerting - Non-intrusive alerting software and services to save you time, effort and technical resources
  • Auto Discovery- Checks for where you are running Oracle; pulling in your virtualized infrastructure from VMware, and checks for Oracle workloads
  • VMware Aware – Connects to VMware to pull in your virtualized infrastructure
  • Subscription: $250/month if you’d like to continue at this level 

Question 2

Question #2: What is the current cost of your Oracle licensing? 

In other words: How much have you paid for your Oracle products all together?

i.e., You have 10 Oracle database enterprise edition processor licenses that you spent $475,000.

 

Answer (Option 1): Enter Dollar Amount $$

No Additional Questions

Answer (Option 2): Unknown (check box to populate next portion)

Additional Question #1: If unknown, what is the annual (Oracle) support cost?

Definition:  Annual Oracle Support Costs are what you pay every calendar year to Oracle 

*Note: Annual Support Costs are generally 22% of your Oracle Licenses.

Why This Matters: The LicenseFortress Guarantee pricing for our Premier edition is based on a percentage of your Oracle costs.

Definition: The LicenseFortress Guarantee is “Simply, if we are wrong, we pay for it.”  Meaning if our recommendations are found to be inadequate in meeting the terms of your Oracle Licensing Service Agreement, we pay for any additional licenses and fees associated. 


Question 3

Question#3: What is the size of your environment? 

FAQ: What is a workload?

Definition: A workload is wherever Oracle is installed and/or running. 

i.e., Oracle databases, virtual machines, and/or physical servers running middleware

Answer: Total these and estimate them in one of the 4 options (50, 250, 1000, 10000 workloads)

Why This Matters: We do the initial assessment based on that magnitude small, medium, large or extra-large. 


Question 4

Question #4: Do you have your Oracle Licenses and Services Agreement Available

Definition: Oracle License and Services Agreement also commonly referred to as an OLSA is the standard contract, subject only to local country legal requirements, for use across all sales channels in all countries, and for all customers.  The OLSA is a transaction based agreement that is included with every license order and contains the general legal and business terms governing your use of Oracle programs. 

Answer (Option 1): Yes

Answer (Option 2): No

Why This Matters: We use this to calculate a portion of your risk factor for the Premier edition of LicenseFortress. 


Question 5

Question #5: How are you running your Oracle workloads?

FAQ: What is a workload?

Definition: A workload is the amount of processing that the computer has been given to do at a given time

Why This Matters: We use this a risk factor for our Standard and Premier editions. Virtual environments tend to be more complex when it comes to navigating OLSAs and have higher risks of Oracle compliance issues. 

Answer (Option 1): Physical: i.e., Dedicated hardware, LPARs, etc. 

No Additional Quesitons

Answer (Option 2): Virtual: i.e., VMware HyperV Oracle VM

Additional Question #1: What platform are you using?

Answer (Option 1) VMware

Answer (Option 2) OVM

Answer (Option 3) Hyper-V

Answer (Option 4) OpenStack

Answer (Option 5) Other (Please Specify) 

Why This Matters: 25% off VMware customers

Additional Question #2: Are you managing where the Oracle workloads run? 

Answer (Option 1): Yes

Additional Question: Dedicated Cluster, Host Affinity, CPU Affinity

Answer (Option #1): Dedicated Cluster is group of connected machines that you are licensing all of it for Oracle purposes.

Answer (Option #2): Host Affinity is single machine in a group of machines that is licensed for Oracle. 

Answer (Option #3) CPU Affinity is a portion of the processors in a machine that is licensed for Oracle.

 

Answer (Option 2): No

No Additional Questions


Question 6

Question #6: Do you have High Availability requirements?

Definition: High Availability requirements are systems that operate continuously without failure typically through redundant components. 

Answer (Option 1): Yes

Additional Question: Are you leveraging the “Failover Rule” to meet those HA requirements?      

Definition: The Failover Rule is permission from Oracle to run to run on an unlicensed server for up to 10 days per year commonly referred to as the 10 day rule. 

Answer (Option 2): No

Answer (Option 1): Yes

Answer (Option 2): No

No Additional Questions

Why This Matters: When utilizing High Availability it increases the chances that you may out of compliance depending on how you’ve deployed your workloads. 


Question 7

Question #7: Do you have Disaster Recovery requirements? 

Definition: Disaster Recovery also commonly referred to as DR is security planning that aims to protect an organization for the effects of significant negative events.  DR allows organizations to maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions following a disaster. 

Answer (Option 1): Yes

Additional Question: Are you leveraging the “Testing Rule” to meet those DR requirements?

Definition: The Testing Rule is permission from Oracle to test backups on unlicensed computers generally 4 times per year for 2 days of testing each time. 

 

Answer (Option 2): No

No Additional Questions

Why This Matters: If you have disaster recovery it means it has license implications. Basically, if Oracle is deployed somewhere else or set up to run somewhere else in the event of a failure it could present compliance issues.  


Question 8

Question #8:  Do you want the LicenseFortress Guarantee? 

Definition: The LicenseFortress Guarantee is “Simply, if we are wrong, we pay for it.”  Meaning if our recommendations are found to be inadequate in meeting the terms of your Oracle Licensing Service Agreement, we pay for any additional licenses and fees associated. 

Answer (Option 1): Yes

Answer (Option 2): No

Why This Matters: The LicenseFortress Guarantee is only offered on Standard or Premier