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Assign Oracle licenses

Note that you can only assign licenses to products included in orders having the status Complete. To see the status of your Oracle orders, go to Enterprise > Oracle overview, select the Entitlements tab, and then select the Orders view.

Follow these steps to assign Oracle licenses to existing products:

  1. Go to Enterprise > Oracle overview, select the Entitlements tab, and then select the License Assignments view.

  2. Select one of the following buttons to view the Oracle license compliance position on that entity type only: Virtual machines, Physical servers, or Datacenters.

  3. Select the virtual machine, server, or datacenter row with status Not Compliant that you want to investigate.

    The license assignment here is based on the currently-supported license compliance rule sets. For example, when you select Go to in the Navigating to another environment dialog, you will assign the license in the following ways:

    • Soft-partitioning case—license assignment to a cluster:

    • Hard-partitioning case—license assignment to a VM or physical host:

  4. On the resulting, Computer/Datacenter License Assignment page, select either the Database Products tab or Middleware Products tab, so that you can investigate on which products there are missing Oracle licenses.


    Next to View the license requirements using a different metric, you can toggle between Named User Plus minimums and Processor (or select both), which updates the product list.

  5. Identify a Product name row whose Is satisfied column is No; this inventoried product does not have the required license coverage. Select the Edit icon on the right side of the row to assign Oracle licenses to this product:

  6. Select the right arrow next to a product with enough available licenses to cover the need. In the Assign licenses box, enter the number of desired licenses and select Assign:


    Here is the result:



    To review the Oracle licenses that have been assigned, select See only the products where licenses have been assigned.

    In addition, if you need to undo your license assignment, click Remove all. To activate this change, select Yes, remove in the Confirm removal of licenses dialog.

  7. To save this license assignment, navigate to the bottom of this view and select Save changes.

  8. The Is satisfied column now reads Yes, indicating that these licenses have been assigned and saved.

Back on the Oracle overview > License Assignments page, the virtual machine, physical server, or datacenter will still have the status Not Compliant.

If the license assignment in Step 6 had been the final product requiring licenses, the status will change to Compliant on the day after the appropriate number of licenses has been assigned on its respective products. If the license assignment had not been the final product requiring licenses, the virtual machine, physical server, or datacenter's licensing status would have remained Not Compliant.

For a description of the compliance update process, see Oracle license compliance: Supported rule sets.

Note that there are three more possible license compliance statuses that you may notice on the License Assignments list, for which there is no way to move to the Compliant status: Incomplete data, Product issues, and No products. For a description of the statuses, see Oracle license compliance statuses.