Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Linux kernel for Oracle on 8 GB RAM machine?

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Yes we do. That's a good suggsetion, but I'd rather understand what's really going on. Particuarly since in at least some cases we may have other non-standard kernel requirements, and it would be really nice to know what not to break while otherwise mucking with the kernel. Or when running on Debian which isn't technically supported by Oracle anyway, etc. etc.

Metalink, naturally, stupidly makes it impossible for me to give a direct link to the non-framed page with its support info. But what it boils down to is for Oracle Server 9.2.x EE, your "supported" choices are limited to:

  • UnitedLinux 1.0
  • SuSE SLES7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Monta Vista Carrier Grade Linux 3.0 (Embedded)
There's also lots of further details and caveats, e.g.:
Oracle will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES on any platform or driver(s) that Red Hat supports. It is a requirement that the OS (binary) has not been modified. A script has been provided to Oracle Support Services to run against the customers environment in order to assure the binary has not been modified.