Standard Edition 2 ?!?

Oracle published a new MOS announcement saying with the beginning of Oracle Database, Standard Edition (SE) and Standard Edition One (SE1) are replaced by Standard Edition 2.

SE2 will support 2 socket systems and is RAC aware. So it seems, that it will be allowed to run on two 2 socket servers (which reflects 4 sockets) and not more.

That would affect customers running SE on 4 socket systems…
And it seems that SEO and SE installation will need to be migrated to SE2, what ever that will mean in $€’s… Costs are expected between SEO and SE, but as usual on the higher end…

Let’s see what will happen….

Link to MOS:
2027072.1 Oracle Database 12c Standard Edition 2 (



Oracle Sun HW EOL/EOSL?

I was looking for a while to find official answers on how long a Sun or an Oracle hardware could be under a valid service contract. There is no more “End of Service Life” (EOSL) like it was at Sun… in Oracle terms:

“With Lifetime Support for Oracle Hardware, Oracle hardware systems will be supported at the Premier support level for an indefinite period. Support levels will remain the same.

Beginning June 1, 2014, Oracle implemented a small surcharge on aged systems. The surcharge on Premier Support for Systems is in effect for systems that are over 5 years from LSD.”

You can find the official information on the Oracle Hardware and Systems Support Policies.

Surcharge is 5% additional to last year support price. But this does not include the IAR per year. So in this example taking a v445, LOD was 04/08, which is 5+ from 2014… Assuming Premier Support @ 1.000,- would mean for 2015 (e.g. 3% as IAR):
2.000,- + 5% surcharge + 3% IAR == 2.163,-
In 2016: 2.163,- * 1,05 * 1,03 == 2.339,28
And so on…

LODs could be found at MOS in the Oracle System Handbook.

More details can found at Aged Hardware Surcharge – Process & Sales Messaging document. This document is Internal Use Only, you can share the link with your local Partner Manager, in order for him to share with you the information he finds suitable.