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Confusion Over MOS Certification Matrix and Supported Distribution Documentation [message #652482] Thu, 09 June 2016 21:54 Go to next message
juniordbanewbie
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Dear all,

I was searching the certification matrix for 12.1.0.2 in MOS

I comparing certification matrix for 12.1.0.2 in MOS and https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/LADBI/pre_install.htm#LADBI7538

Now please correct if I'm wrong about certification metrix,

the older the OS, the more rdbms version it is supposed to be able to install right?

for example RH 5 can support from 11.2.0.1 up to 12.1.0.2
RH 7 can support only from 11.2.0.4



SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Supported distributions:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2: 3.0.13-0.27 or later
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1: 3.12.49-11 or later

now the documentation is now saying you need some later. My question is how about SLES SP1 and earlier, aren't they supposed to be able to install 12.1.0.2?

If u try to install a rdbms version on a unsupported linux platform, chances are you won't be able to install them, i.e. 11.2.0.1 on redhat 7.1, it will probably error out stating package not found issues.

thanks a lot for the clarification.
Re: Confusion Over MOS Certification Matrix and Supported Distribution Documentation [message #652484 is a reply to message #652482] Fri, 10 June 2016 01:16 Go to previous message
John Watson
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You have missed the point that certification is tied in with support. While a product is in its premier support period, Oracle will certify it against all currently supported operating systems. So if your statements above are correct, it would seem that at the time RH7 was released, only 11.2.0.4 and later were still in premier support.

Don't forget that there is no relationship between whether a combination is certified and whether it will work. Oracle runs perfectly on any number of uncertified systems, and many major enterprises do this. VMware, for example, or Amazon Linux.

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