I mentioned the day before Open World I put a Virtual RAC on Oracle Linux 6.1 article live. Although the procedure was complete, some of the screen shots were from an old article as I didn’t have time to redo them before my flight. 🙂 I’ve just run through the procedure again and taken new screen shots. As a result, I’ve allowed the article to display on the front page of the website, which is why you will see it listed as a new article there.
This kinda rounds out the whole Oracle on 6.1 stuff as there has been a single instance installation guide out for ages and more recently the Cloud Control installation, which references it.
- Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) Installation On Oracle Linux 6
- Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 1 Installation on Oracle Linux 5.7 and 6.1
Remember, it’s still not certified yet, but it’s coming.
Update: It’s finally certified. See here.
3 thoughts on “Oracle Database on Oracle Linux 6.1…”
Hi, Do you think Oracle Linux would be a good OS for a laptop? I hadn’t heard of the distribution before I followed the link from your blog.
I have been having a number of crashes and disappointments with F16 lately. I can’t migrate to a Debian/Ubuntu based distribution because of some software constraints. (My primary analyses software, R has some strange numerical sorting issues on ports on platforms other than RHEL.) I have tried CentOS in the past but it has issues configuring my wireless card.
Should I even be considering Oracle Linux as an OS? My most important tasks on my linux machine is statistical analyses using R and related tasks such as compiling LaTeX etc for statistical reports. Wireless connectivity is also very important.
Any thoughts on the suitability of Oracle Linux would be great. Thanks!
I wouldn’t pick Oracle Linux as a laptop OS, or even a desktop OS. Typically, even new server OSes are well behind in terms of package versions and driver support. This is fine for a server, where stability is more important than the latest and greatest browser, but it is really annoying for a desktop.
I use Fedora 16 on all my desktops and servers, but always install Oracle on VMs running Oracle Linux. I have no problems with Fedora, but then I’m not running on a laptop, so mileage may vary.
If I were to pick a RHEL clone for a desktop (not installing Oracle directly), I would probably pick CentOS 6 as updates are free. For Oracle Linux, you have to wait for respins (6.0, 6.1, 6.2 etc) if you want updates for free.
Thanks very much for your reply. I will probably try Cent OS again. I have a minimum of 2-3 system crashes everyday with Fedora 16. It has to be something about hardware incompatibility with my laptop. Strangely I did fairly well with Fedora 15. Maybe I should just roll back to 15.
Thanks once again!
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