Operating System Checklist for Oracle Database Installation on Linux

Use this checklist to check minimum operating system requirements for Oracle Database.

Table 1-2 Operating System General Checklist for Oracle Database on Linux

Item Task

Operating system general requirements

OpenSSH installed manually, if you do not have it installed already as part of a default Linux installation.

A Linux kernel in the list of supported kernels and releases listed in this guide.

Linux x86-64 operating system requirements

The following Linux x86-64 kernels are supported:

Oracle Linux 7 with the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel 3: 3.8.13-35.3.1.el7uek.x86_64 or later
Oracle Linux 7.2 with the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel 4: 4.1.12-32.2.3.el7uek.x86_64 or later
Oracle Linux 7 with the Red Hat Compatible kernel: 3.10.0-123.el7.x86_64  or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: 3.10.0-123.el7.x86_64 or later

Oracle Linux 6.4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel 2: 2.6.39-400.211.1.el6uek.x86_64or later
Oracle Linux 6.6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel 3: 3.8.13-44.1.1.el6uek.x86_64 or later
Oracle Linux 6.8 with the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel 4: 4.1.12-37.6.2.el6uek.x86_64 or later
Oracle Linux 6.4 with the Red Hat Compatible kernel: 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4: 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 or later

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1: 3.12.49-11.1 or later

Review the system requirements section for a list of minimum package requirements.

IBM: Linux on System z operating system requirements

The following IBM: Linux on System z kernels are supported:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2: 3.10.0-327.el7.s390x or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6: 2.6.32-504.el6.s390x or later

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1: 3.12.49-11-default s390x or later

Review the system requirements section for a list of minimum package requirements.

Oracle Preinstallation RPM for Oracle Linux

If you use Oracle Linux, then Oracle recommends that you run an Oracle preinstallation RPM for your Linux release to configure your operating system for Oracle Database and Oracle Grid Infrastructure installations.

Oracle RPM Checker utility for IBM: Linux on System z

Oracle recommends that you use the Oracle RPM Checker utility to verify that you have the required Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE packages installed on your IBM: Linux on System z operating system before you start the Oracle Database or Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation.

Disable Transparent HugePages

Oracle recommends that you disable Transparent HugePages and use standard HugePages for enhanced performance.