Oracle Database 19c requires OL7, RHEL7 or SLES12 or newer

Oracle Database 19.2 for Oracle Exadata systems is available for download since yesterday night. One important thing you need to take into account once Oracle 19c will be generally available: On Linux, Oracle Database 19c requires OL7, RHEL7 or SLES12 or newer. Database Installation Guide for Linux You will find the exact minimum OS and kernel version requirements in the Database Installation Guide for Linux for Oracle 19c. Please see here the Operating System Checklist for Oracle Database Installation on Linux: Oracle Linux 7.4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 4: 4.1.12-112.16.7.el7uek.x86_64 or later Oracle Linux 7.4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise…

OEL6 and RHEL6 certification

Well, it took some time until Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 got finally certified on Oracle Unbreakable Linux 6 (OEL6) and RHEL6 (see the official announcement here). One really interesting change is that effective immediately, Oracle will provide its Red Hat compatible Linux binaries, updates and errata for free http://public-yum.oracle.com Finally MOS now has been updated as well (please go to the CERTIFICATION tab):