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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Unanswered: DB2 licensing cost

    Hi all,

    Can anyone give me brief idea about DB2's licensing cost on a SUN Box running Solaris 2.8? If I want to set up 2 SUN Boxes and install DB2, will the cost remain the same (for HADR)?

    Thanks a lot,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    DB2 uses PVU (processer value unit) pricing that is based on the power of CPU.
    IBM Processor Value Unit [PVU] licensing for Distributed Software

    But on the DB2 standby server, you only need to pay DB2 license costs for 2 CPU cores or 100 PVU's (I am not sure which since I am only familiar with Linux boxes where 2 cores = 100 PVU's).

    Here is a link that might help:
    Licensing distributed DB2 9.5 servers in a high availability (HA) environment
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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