RE: OS recommendations / experience

Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:33:57 +0000
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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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From: [] On Behalf Of ~Jeff~ Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 6:45 PM
Subject: OS recommendations / experience

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 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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