oratoolkit wrote:Of course, my post was a response to hashim1, who asserted OL6 "is certified by oracle just use this link", and provided that link. I was pointing out that, contrary to his assertion, the site most definitely, did NOT constitute certification by Oracle. As for calling the instruction on the page a "hack", I said that in the sense that it was creating a system that was not certified by the software vendors involved. I consider that a hack, even if it appears to work. My use of the term "hack" simply refers to anything outside of certified, documented (by the software vendor) procedure. In that sense, my on procedure for completely removing Oracle from a windows system involves manually removing a couple of directories and manually deleting entries from the registry - thus constitutes a 'hack'. (actually, the procedure is documented in a MetaLink note, just not in publicly available documentation. Hacks are not always a bad thing, but needs to be aware of the implications.EdStevens wrote:Please note that the site already mentions that Oracle is not supported on RHEL 6.x. See right at the beginning of the page something like ...hashim1 wrote:That is not an Oracle site and thus does not constitute a statement by Oracle regarding ANTYHING. It most certainly does NOT support your assertion that "RHEL 6 is certified by oracle"
Yes you can and RHEL 6 is certified by oracle just use this link
The link is merely someone's hack to install Oracle on an un-certified platform.
A production usage is offically not yet recommended since no Oracle RDBMS products have at the date of 17th October 2011 been certified on RHEL 6.x.
Furthermore there are hundreds of installation guides on supported systems. The page itself is therefore not merely a hack. I think we will have to wait until Oracle 12c or similar is released before Oracle is supported on RHEL 6.x. Running in the meantime Oracle on RHEL 6.x is from my point of view and experience fine as long as you do not rely on Oracle support services. Nevertheless for the time being RHEL 5.x is the way to go. With such a setup there won't be discussions like this one. :-)
hashim1 wrote:So what? Red Hat has submitted their test results to Oracle. Red Hat is not Oracle. Only Oracle can certify what OS's they support their products on. They may, or may not, use Red Hat's test results as part of their certification process, but it is up to Oracle - and Oracle ONLY to decide what platforms they certify their products on. And to date there has been NO announcement from Oracle that they are certifying any of their products on Red Hat 6. Nor has there been any announcement from Oracle that they are certifying any of their products on their own Oracle Linux 6.
all of you you have to check this
August 10, 2011
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team
We’re pleased to announce that on Tuesday, August 9, we formally submitted to Oracle full certification test results of the Oracle 11gR2 database (Single Instance and RAC (including ASM) for x86 and x86-64) on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6. Oracle database certification is a self-certification program whereby operating system vendors perform extensive testing and submit the results to Oracle for audit and approval.
The certification process we conducted with Oracle 11gR2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is the same process we have successfully completed a number of times with earlier Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. With those releases, Oracle’s certification approval process took about six weeks from the day we submitted test results to Oracle to the day that Oracle posted the certification on their MetaLink support site (https://support.oracle.com). Based on this experience, we would expect certification of the 11gR2 database on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to occur sometime in CYQ4 of this year. We look forward to Oracle's response and to working with them to complete this certification process. In the interim, customers may also contact Oracle directly for updates on the certification status.
In addition to the certification testing described above, we perform ongoing and extensive testing on Oracle 11gR2 at every minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Consequently, we confidently recommend the deployment of Oracle 11gR2 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 production environments today.
stuartu wrote:That refers to OL6 and RHEL6 if you opt for the Red Hat compatible kernel.
Just reading down the press release, note the statement about a 90 days for RHEL6 and OEL6,...
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (R2) and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (R1) are immediately available on Oracle Linux 6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
Oracle Database 11g R2 and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g R1 will be available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) and Oracle Linux 6 with the Red Hat Compatible Kernel in 90 days.