An embedded software license (ESL)  is a very restrictive type of license, available from independent software vendors (ISVs) that integrate Oracle technology into their product. An end user may not even be aware that the software contains Oracle technology and should not be able to access it directly as a developer or system administrator. As the ASFU license is part of a third-party application, this also means that all responsibility for technical support will be transferred to the third party (the application owner). Of course, this also assumes that the third party maintains its own technical support with Oracle to ensure that all patches and updates to Oracle programs are included in the ASFU. As part of our agreement with Oracle Ultimate, Ultimate has the right to subcontract Oracle products on special terms, provided that they are only used with Ultimate solutions (Oracle ASFU license). Note that Oracle`s default license and service agreement only allows the use of Oracle software for internal operations. For other uses, for example. B a hosting service or an ASP, an agreement is required to extend the usage rights to such scenarios. An unlimited license agreement (ULA) is an unlimited right of use license (2-3 years) for a subset of Oracle technology or applications. At the end of the lifespan, customers must count usage and report to Oracle and obtain this number of licenses for products covered by the ULA. You can also purchase Universal Oracle Licenses (non-ASFU) from any Oracle Corp Authorized Partner.
Please note that the information provided by this command is not reliable on multithread, multi-core or virtual systems. This is the number of processors that the database considers available, not the number of processors that need to be licensed. Cd (Concurrent Device) licenses have been defined as the “maximum number of input devices connected to the specified system at any given time.” There is a network version of this license that has slightly different conditions. Ultimate Cloud users do not need to purchase Oracle licenses. their rental fees (as well as for Microsoft Windows licenses) are already included in the payment for the service. For example, a SUN UltraSparc T1 system with 4 eight-core processors requires 4* 8 * 0.25 = 8 licenses. This is just one example. Sun UltraSparc T1 and T2 are not SMP, only Sun UltraSparc T2+ is capable of SMP. Similarly, an IBM AIX system with 4 eight-core processors requires 4* 8* 0.75 = 24 licenses.
The obligation to acquire licenses arises as soon as you use Oracle software for profitable operations. It is this point that you decide not to involve us.. . . .