1.15 Technology Preview Features

Technology Preview features are still under development but are made available for testing and evaluation purposes and to give the features wider exposure. These features are not supported under Oracle Linux support subscriptions and are not suitable for production use.

Features that are currently under technology preview when using UEK R4u2 are described in Oracle Linux Release Notes for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 2.

Features that are currently under technology preview when using UEK R2QU5 are described in Oracle Linux Release Notes for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 Quarterly Update 5.

The following Technology Preview features are currently not supported under Oracle Linux 6 and might not be functionally complete:

  • Apache IPA identity management modules

  • Cross Realm Kerberos Trust Functionality (relies on the Samba 4 client library)

  • DIF/DIX support for SCSI

  • dm-era is a device mapper target that records when blocks are written to a device and is typically intended for use by backup applications

  • fence_ipmilan agent diagnostic pulse

  • fence_sanlock agent for luci

  • FS-Cache

  • Kerberos v1.10 DIR cache storage type to handle TGTs for multiple KDCs

  • Kernel Media support

  • Linux Containers (LXC), except when using UEK R3 or UEK R4

  • LVM API

  • Mellanox SR-IOV Support

  • System Information Gatherer and Reporter (SIGAR)

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

  • QFQ queuing discipline

  • System monitoring using SNMP for KVM hosts

  • trousers and tpm-tools packages that support Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware

  • vCPU hot unplug

Note

FUSE is a supported feature in the UEK R2, UEK R3 and UEK R4 distributions.

LXC is a supported feature in the UEK R3 and UEK R4 distributions.