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12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux
This document contains information that was not included in the platform-specific or product-specific documentation for this release. This document supplements Oracle Database Readme.
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The latest certification information for Oracle Database 12c is available on My Oracle Support at:
For late-breaking updates and best practices about preupgrade, postupgrade, compatibility, and interoperability discussions, refer to Note 1462240.1 on My Oracle Support that links to the "Upgrade Companion" page.
A list of unavailable features and products is available in section, "Features Not Available or Restricted in Oracle Database 12c," in Oracle Database Readme.
In addition to the items listed in section, "Features Not Available or Restricted in Oracle Database 12c," in Oracle Database Readme, the following products or features are not supported on IBM: Linux on System Z:
Cluster Health Monitor
Rapid Home Provisioning
Oracle Flex Clusters
Oracle Grid Infrastructure Management Repository
Oracle Messaging Gateway does not support the integration of Advanced Queuing with TIBCO Rendezvous.
Database Smart Flash Cache is supported on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux only.
Although Oracle ADVM supports raw disks in Oracle Automatic Storage Management disk groups, Oracle ADVM device special files created through raw(8) are not supported; Oracle ADVM only supports block device special files.
For the latest information about supported platforms and releases, refer to Note 1369107.1 on My Oracle Support.
You must use the dynamic Oracle client libraries to link the client code on Linux. Do not link the static Oracle client libraries.
Refer to the installation guides for the preinstallation requirements. Additional preinstallation requirements include the following:
You must install the following packages to use Oracle Configuration Manager on SUSE 11:
glibc-devel-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4 libgcc43-32bit-4.3.4_20091019-0.7.35 gcc-32bit-4.3-62.198 glibc-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4 glibc-profile-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4 glibc-locale-32bit-2.11.1-0.17.4 gcc43-32bit-4.3.4_20091019-0.7.35
Review the following section for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:
While performing Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation, if the Grid Naming Service (GNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) options are selected and automatic execution of root script is enabled, the installation may fail with the following error:
[INS-10008] Session Initialization failed
Remove the directory
GI_HOME recursively before clicking the Install button on the summary page.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16196582.
When you run Java GUI applications, such as Oracle Universal Installer, Database Configuration Assistant, or Database Upgrade Assistant, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on a Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, or a Korean locale, the characters show as square boxes.
Run the Java GUI applications on an English locale with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 17075895.
The following section contains information about issues related to Oracle Database 12c and associated products:
writeMetadata() methods and procedures, and
createDicomImage() procedures are not supported for JPEG-LS encoded DICOM images on IBM: Linux on System Z.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 17860092.
Rarely, the Oracle ACFS and Oracle ADVM devices in
/dev/asm are set to
root group ID while the
udev rules file,
/etc/udev/rules.d/55-usm.rules, specifies a different group ID. As a result, Oracle ACFS and Oracle ADVM do not mount after system restart.
/etc/rc.local file and add the following entry:
As a result, the Oracle ACFS and ADVM devices are created with the expected settings according to the
udev rules file.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 13653789.
Oracle Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant (ASMCA) cannot be used to create Oracle ACFS volume with stripe column 1.
asmcmd volcreate command or the
ALTER DISKGROUP SQL statement to create the volume. After the volume is created, you can use ASMCA to create the Oracle ACFS file system.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 16347687.
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Oracle Database Release Notes, 12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux
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