Oracle Database 19c is certified on OL8 and RHEL8

Oh … I’d say this was the question I’ve got asked the second most often in the past months (after a potential extension for Oracle 12.2.0.1 support): When will Oracle certify OL8 and RHEL8? And I read this question internally even more often. Now thanks to my team mate Daniel Overby Hansen who spotted it on Twitter on the weekend, we can tell you that … finally … drum roll … Oracle Database 19c is certified on OL8 and RHEL8.

Oracle Database 19c is certified on OL8 and RHEL8

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How do you get the information?

Go to MyOracle Support and hit the “Certification” tab.

Then choose “Oracle Database“, “19.0.0.0.0” and either “Linux x86-64 Oracle Linux 8.x” or “Linux x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8“.

Oracle Database 19c is certified on OL8 and RHEL8

Oracle Database 19c is certified on OL8 and RHEL8

You may also recognize that no other database version has been certified with OL8 or RHEL8.

What’s the fine print?

I know that we all tend to NOT read fine prints. But you should in this case. You will need to have database RU 19.7 as minimum database patch level. Or you will need to add extra patches on top of 19.6. But life will be much easier with 19.7.0, believe me.

Oracle Linux 8

These are the minimum requirements OL8:

Minimum RU: 19.7 (or 19.6 with patches, refer to aforementioned certification notes)

Minimum kernel versions:

    • Oracle Linux 8.1 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 6: 5.4.17-2011.0.7.el8uek.x86_64 or later,
      or
    • Oracle Linux 8.0 with the Red Hat Compatible kernel: 4.18.0-80.el8.x86_64 or later

ACFS: Please refer to ACFS Supported on OS Platforms for Oracle ACFS certification details (MOS Note: 1369107.1)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

For RHEL8, these are the minimum requirements:

Minimum RU: 19.7 (or 19.6 with patches, refer to aforementioned certification notes)

Minimum kernel versions:

    • Oracle Linux 8.0 with the Red Hat Compatible kernel: 4.18.0-80.el8.x86_64 or later

ACFS: Please refer to ACFS Supported on OS Platforms for Oracle ACFS certification details (MOS Note: 1369107.1)

Requirements

Thanks to Chris for opening the SR to ask for more information regarding patch requirements etc.

This is the document you will need to look at:

Further Links and Information

–Mike

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