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Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c,13c Monitoring Exadata Capacity-On-Demand Licensing in disconnected mode (Doc ID 2008418.1)

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2022

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Exadata - Version to [Release 12.1 to 13c]
Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 12.1 to 13c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Exadata Database Machine Capacity-On-Demand Licensing (CoD)
Oracle Management Service 12c Release 4 ( to
Oracle Management Agent 12c Release 4 ( to


Capacity-on-demand (CoD) refers to an Exadata database server that is installed with a subset of its compute cores turned off so that the software license cost can be reduced. Additional cores are subsequently enabled and licensed as needed. CoD does NOT apply to Exadata Storage Server cores, nor does it reduce the Exadata hardware cost.

In order to qualify for CoD, the Exadata system must be using an approved monitoring tool so the number of active cores can be validated. The three methods allowed are (1) OCM (Oracle Configuration Manager) in connected mode, (2) Enterprise Manager, which can be used in disconnected mode, or (3) Platinum Services. We allow up to 90 days between Exadata installation and installation of one of these three methods.

This note describes the steps that needs to be taken in Enterprise Manager in disconnected mode to monitor the number of active cores.



Physical Exadata (No Virtualization)

1) From EM go to the host target -> configuration-> Last collected-> CPU's

2) EM shows you the collected date like May 8, 2015 6:54:47 AM You can export it in xls.

3) Additionally from EM go to the host target -> configuration-> History --> Configuration Item  select Hardware:CPUs
   and detect changes in last N days or weeks or months


Virtualized Exadata Database Machine

1) View the Oracle Server Home Page

To view the Oracle Server Home page, follow these steps:

From the Targets menu, select All Targets to navigate to the All Targets page.

In the left panel of the All Targets page, select Oracle Server under Servers, Storage, and Network target type. The list of Oracle Server targets available is displayed.

Click on one of the targets to navigate to the Oracle Server Home page. Note the Total CPU Cores & Enabled CPU Cores.

2) Additionally from Oracle Server Home page -> Configuration-> Last collected -> Hardware Configuration and you could view the history from Oracle Server Home page -> Configuration -> History


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