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RE: Oracle on Linux ... Production Strength ???

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 07:08:26 -0800
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The kicker with Oracle's certified Linux platforms/versions is if you run into problems on a non-certified dist and try and get support on a problem that has nothing to do with what dist or version you're on (like errors in a shell script in OiD), they won't touch it and won't mark it as a bug to send to development. Hell, Support didn't even have a Linux box to verify my claims! Apparently, they do now.

Another quirk is that you can install RH7.1 and upgrade everything else (kernel, libs, desktop, etc.) independently to bring it up to RH7.3 or whatever, and it'll still be supported. Go figure.

Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James J. Morrow []
> Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 12:08 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Re: Oracle on Linux ... Production Strength ???
> Christopher Royce wrote:
> >
> > Need Input:
> >
> > I would like to solicit real life experiences, educated
> opinions, accolades
> > and criticisms from those of you who have implemented or
> are considering
> > implementing Oracle on Linux in a business critical
> production environment.
> >
> > We are considering both Red Hat and Suse distributions. We
> have discovered
> > that regardless of the Linux distribution .... support is generally
> > expensive. That is not a particularly 'deal breaker'
> determining factor ..
> > BUT .. I question the quality of support, the expediency of
> response and the
> > 'sense of urgency' experienced in the event of a critical
> application being
> > down. I am familiar with limited Oracle-Linux
> implementations but not to the
> > 'industrial strength' degree that has been proposed (but already
> > implemented) by our requesting user community.
> >
> > Is there a preferred distribution ???? We already have Red
> Hat and Suse
> > implementations and will choose one of them as the standard
> .... 'should we
> > chose to accept this mission'. I believe that both claim to
> be the preferred
> > distribution by Oracle and that they are 'tier one ports' ????
> As for Linux distributions? While Linux is Linux (mostly),
> you will probably
> have fewer problems listening to Oracle's recommendation than
> trying to "go it
> alone" using another distro. The reason I say that is, when
> Oracle tells you
> that "Oracle 8.X or 9.X is certified on RedHat 7.X" they mean
> that, for the most
> part, if you install *THAT* distro of Linux, you should be
> able to successfully
> install Oracle on it.

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