2.2 Installing Oracle Linux

When you install Oracle Linux, you can reduce the attack surface by installing only the software packages that are required for operation. Software packages are a potential source of setuid programs, network services, and libraries that an attacker can potentially use to gain access illegitimately and compromise a system.

You can use a pretested kickstart profile to provide consistent and precise control over what is installed. Automated installation using a kickstart profile reduces both security risk and administrative effort.

Alternatively, you can use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, which supports the import of OS images and explicit provisioning profiles. For more information, refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center documentation.