Chapter 3 Installation and Availability

You can download a full Oracle Linux 7 installation media image from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux. You can also obtain Oracle Linux 7 packages from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Public Yum server.

The following table lists some of the channels and repositories that will be made available on ULN and Oracle Public Yum for Oracle Linux 7.

ULN Channel

Public Yum Repository

Description

ol7_x86_64_latest

ol7_latest

Latest packages for Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_u0_base

ol7_u0_base

Base packages for the initial release (Update 0) of Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_u0_patch

 

Patches for the initial-release packages of Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_addons

ol7_addons

GPL-licensed packages for Oracle Linux 7 that have not been sourced from upstream.

ol7_x86_64_Dtrace_userspace

 

DTrace user-space packages for Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_Ksplice

 

Ksplice packages for Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_MySQL55

ol7_MySQL55

MySQL Community Edition 5.5 packages for Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_MySQL56

ol7_MySQL56

MySQL Community Edition 5.6 packages for Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_optional_latest

ol7_optional_latest

Latest optional packages (including most *-devel packages) for Oracle Linux 7 that have been sourced from upstream.

ol7_x86_64_oracle

 

Oracle software packages for Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_UEKR3

ol7_UEKR3

Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 (UEK R3) packages for Oracle Linux 7.

ol7_x86_64_UEKR3_OFED20

 

OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 2.0 packages for UEK R3 on Oracle Linux 7. See Section 3.2, “Installing OFED Packages from the ol7_x86_64_UEKR3_OFED20 Channel”.

ol7_x86_64_VirtualBox

 

Oracle VM VirtualBox packages for Oracle Linux 7.

Note

Some ULN channels will not be made available until after the initial release.

Oracle Public Yum does not provide equivalent repositories for some channels that are available on ULN. These channels provide non-open source packages.

The kernel source code is available after the initial release via a public git source code repository at https://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=linux-uek3-3.8.git.

UEK R3 is the default boot kernel for fresh installations of Oracle Linux 7.

For systems that are running UEK R3 and are subscribed to the ol7_x86_64_UEKR3 channel on ULN, or the ol7_x86_64_UEKR3 repository on Oracle Public Yum, you upgrade to the latest UEK release as follows:

  1. Upgrade all packages on the system, including kernel packages.

    # yum update

    By default, the boot manager automatically enables the most recent kernel version so you do not need to change your GRUB configuration.

  2. Reboot the system.

    # systemctl reboot