That sounds funny:
Just had another fun with a p2v conversion migrating an old e2900 with 12 US-IV+ CPUs to a small LDOM on a T5-8 with 2 cores… and guess what, it runs perfect and much faster then before on the big iron…
And with application data on SAN LUNs it only took about 5 minutes downtime to map the disks to the guest and start the application again..
Just read an announcement about the brand new Oracle X5-8 server.
Oracle will be one of the few vendors with an 8 socket Intel based server. This beast runs up to 144 Xeon cores based on E7-8895 v3 CPUs with 6 TB memory and 16 PCIe Gen3 slots.
Read more about at Josh Rosen’ Blog.
Oracle published a new MOS announcement saying with the beginning of Oracle Database 188.8.131.52, 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….