The other day I received a question on Twitter regarding my experience with Oracle 18.104.22.168 on Linux 8. I first thought this may be an error. Why should Oracle 22.214.171.124 been certified on Linux 8. And I didn’t see anything internally about Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 certified on Oracle Linux 8 and RHEL8.
But it is true …
Thanks to Marian Bednar (Thanks a lot!!) who couldn’t find any information on my blog, now I know. Marian pointed me to the Release Notes Oracle Database 188.8.131.52. They’ve got updated in July 2020 already with this chapter:
Now I was really puzzled. The release notes contain installation instructions. You will need to set the environment variable
OL7. And you will need to apply at least the April 2020 PSU. No idea honestly if the BP would do it as well as I hope you are not on the PSU track for 184.108.40.206. But I silently assume that the necessary fixes are included in the BPs as well as the BP is a superset of the PSU.
Anyhow, check the list of Known Issues in the Release Notes as well, and keep in mind that Oracle Database 220.127.116.11 is already under Paid Extended Support.
For specific Kernel information, see also 2 – Certification Information for Oracle Linux 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on Linux x86-64 – and note, that this certification does not apply to RAC/GI.
How about Oracle 18.104.22.168 and Oracle 18c?
Of course, I needed to verify also whether Oracle Database 22.214.171.124 and 18c got certified as well.
But CERTIFY on MOS didn’t give any results for OL8 and/or RHEL8 for 126.96.36.199 or 18c.
As you can see, there is no Linux 8 to check with – the same result as for Oracle 188.8.131.52. And for completeness, I did check for Oracle 184.108.40.206 as well with the same result (no hit).
Further Information and Links
- Release Notes Oracle Database 220.127.116.11
- 2 – Certification Information for Oracle Linux 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on Linux x86-64
- Oracle Database 19c is certified on Linux 8
- Of course, Oracle Clusterware/GI is certified on Linux 8