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Oracle Named User Plus Agreement

For Environments Where Users and/or Devices Can Be Easily Identified and Counted

The Named User Plus metric is used in environments where users and/or devices can be easily identified and counted. Oracle® Named User Plus (NUP) is a great way to acquire Oracle products when you need to cover a small number of users, such as in a test or development environment. The program is available to companies and government organizations.

Qualifications

To qualify for NUP, total users and processors must fall within preset minimum and maximum values that vary by product. For help calculating multi-core processor-based licensing, contact your Dell account manager to discuss your needs. 
  
Oracle Product Minimum Maximum
Oracle Database
Enterprise Edition
25 Named Users Plus
per processor
Unlimited
Oracle Database
Standard Edition
Five Named Users Plus per processor Can only be licensed on servers
that have a maximum capacity of four sockets
Oracle Database
Standard Edition One
Five Named Users Plus per processor Can only be licensed on servers
that have a maximum capacity of two sockets
Internet Application
Server Enterprise Edition
10 Named Users Plus
per processor
Unlimited
Internet Application
Server Enterprise Edition
10 Named Users Plus
per processor
Unlimited
Internet Application
Server Standard Edition One
Five Named Users Plus per processor May only be licensed on servers
that have a maximum capacity of two sockets
Business Intelligence
Standard Edition
10 Named Users Plus
per processor
Unlimited
Business Intelligence
Standard Edition One
Five Named Users Plus per processor The maximum is 50 Named User Plus licenses.
Can only be licensed on servers that have
a maximum capacity of two sockets


  1. Determine the number of processors on each server where the programs are installed and/or running.
  2. Add together the processors on each server.
  3. Multiply the total number of processors by 25.
  4. The resultant number represents the minimum number of Named User Plus licenses required for this hardware configuration.
Example: For Database Enterprise Edition on three computers each with two processors
  1. Number of processors on each server = two
  2. Total number of processors = six (three computers x two processors = six)
  3. Multiply the total number of processors by 25 — the required minimum for Database Enterprise Edition is 25 Named Users Plus per processor (6 x 25 = 150 Named Users Plus)
  4. For this hardware configuration containing six processors, the minimum number of Named User Plus licenses required for Database Enterprise Edition is 150

Perpetual vs. Term License

Oracle offers both term and perpetual licenses for all its products. A perpetual license is a one-time licenses fee that allows continued use of the software program for as long as the customer complies with all the terms of the license agreement.

A term license is for a specific, limited period of time, during which the user is allowed to access and use the software. At the end of the term, the user must stop using the software, extend the term or purchase new licenses through an agreement with the software vendor. Contact your Dell account manager to discuss the option that works best for your organization.