Every so often I have a nose around the contents of the Oracle Linux public yum repositories and guess what I found in the OL7.1 base and OL7 latest repositories.
The datestamps suggest they’ve been around since the 5th February, but I think these only became available with the release of OL7.1.
On the positive side, this means installations of 11g and 12c just got a whole lot easier on Oracle Linux 7. On the downside, I’ve got some minor rewrites to do.
I did a quick update of my Oracle installation articles on Oracle Linux 7. The last time I ran through them was with the beta version OL7 and before the release of 220.127.116.11.
The installation process of 18.104.22.168 on the production release of Oracle Linux 7 hasn’t changed since the beta. The installation of 22.214.171.124 on Oracle Linux 7 is a lot neater than the 126.96.36.199 installation. It’s totally problem free for a basic installation.
You can see the articles here.
There is a bold warning on the top of both articles reminding you that the database is not supported on Oracle Linux 7 yet! Please don’t do anything “real” with it until the support is official.
Note. I left the fix-it notes for the 188.8.131.52 installation at the bottom of the 12c article, but now 184.108.40.206 is available from OTN there is really no need for someone to be installing 220.127.116.11 other than for reference I guess.
I’ve been having a play with Oracle Linux 7 beta over the weekend. Not surprisingly my first thoughts were to install the Oracle database on it.
As expected, the installations were almost identical or Fedora 19.
I’ve put a warning on the front of the OL7 articles, but I’m sure it won’t stop some Muppets using it in production then trying to blame me.
I don’t know how long it will be until OL7 goes to production and I’m sure it will be a long time before anything is certified against it, but it’s always nice to see what’s coming… I’ll update the articles when anything significant happens…
Oracle 12c includes a really neat feature I first mentioned after Oracle OpenWorld 2012. You can now access your DBFS file systems over HTTP/HTTPS, FTP or WebDAV. I’ve been having a play with it over the last couple of days, so I thought I would write it up here.
This should be quite a welcome addition for those people on platforms other than Linux, who don’t get to use FUSE.
As mentioned in the article, WebDAV support under Windows 7 broken. Even the Oracle manual has a screen shot from Windows XP. I can’t believe Windows 7 has been out all this time and Microsoft have not bothered to fix it…
After having a play with Oracle 12c on Windows 8, I decided to give Windows Server 2012 a go. Here is the resulting virtual RAC installation.
As you would expect, much of the process is pretty similar to the 11gR2 RAC installation on Windows 2008.
Windows Server 2012 is a strange beast. The interface is quite similar to Windows 8, which seems strange for a server OS. I’m gradually coming to terms with the Windows 8, so I am not so repulsed any more. That’s not to say I think it is the correct thing for Microsoft to do, but the thought of supporting my family on it is not filling me with quite so much dread now.
I really should get round to upgrading my desktop to Fedora 19, but time has been short.