Re: OS recommendations / experience
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:52:59 +0000
I don't like the lack of certification for RH6, but it's interesting to note that OEL6 is *also* not certified (at least that was true last time I looked - I don't currently have MOS access to check for current certification). It looks to me as though upstart is the culprit, but there may well be more to it than that including politics. For Linux right now I'd recommend OEL5.5 with the UEK, a nice modern O/S with a kernel developed with Oracle DB in mind. I suspect there may be no certification ever for any current db release against RHEL6 (and/or OEL6) and we will have to wait for 12c for that certification. On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 4:33 PM, CRISLER, JON A <JC1706_at_att.com> wrote:
> I would not consider RH4, its too old- go with Red Hat 5. It has proven
> quite reliable, and Red Hat Support is top shelf.
> I also like Solaris on Sparc, and even AIX is quite nice.
> We are currently talking with both Oracle and Red Hat about our
> displeasure with the games they are playing with Oracle, oracleasm on Red
> Hat 6.
> This seems to be purely a marketing ploy and we are not happy about it
> with Oracle.
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> Hi all
> As refugees of the Itanium-Oracle smackdown, we are now evaluating new
> platforms and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on the following
> for production use:
> - RedHat 4 or 5
> - Solaris 10 x86
> We'd want to run instances from 188.8.131.52 thru to 11.2 on it, and 12g when it
> comes out , so ideally RH4 or Sol10 would let us run a single certified OS
> without resorting to virtualisation.
> For that matter, does anyone consider Oracle VM (x86, not Solaris)
> production ready ?
> We are a VMWare shop on the windows side, but the lack of hard partitioning
> for Oracle licensing poses some problems there.
> Thanks in advance for any comments-
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