Jimbo wrote:Yes. Each option selects a different set of packages.
Do these options install different linux packages depending on what type of server you are planning ? ( or is it just different kernel settings ? )
I am planning to install 11gR2 Database on this server - is it therefore better that I designate the server as a Database server or should I stick with the Basic Server ?Database in this instance means MySQL, not Oracle. So, pick Basic Server.
Is there any OEL Install documentation coverering these options or any of the OEL install for that matter ?http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/ginnydbinstallonlinux6-1845247.html
Jimbo wrote:Nope. The Installer DVD for both uses the RHCK, but boots into the UEK after install. This is described in the Release Notes for each version:
So by my reckoning it appears for Oracle Linux 6.2 you can only download the UEK based kernel version but for version Oracle Linux 6.3 you haver a choice between what was the RHEL kernel and the UEK kernel - is that correct ?
Jimbo wrote:Actually, in this instance the Upstream Kernel == Red Hat Compatible Kernel, i.e. the kernel from the upstream distribution.
Thanks Avi. Can I be a bit of a numpty and ask what is meant when the Release notes talk about the Upstream Kernel ? I appreciate it is some sort of master standard for the kernel ( but who's kernel ? )