12c Release 2 (12.2) for Linux
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In addition to the list of unavailable products or features in section, ”Features Not Available or Restricted in This Release of Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2),” in Oracle Database Readme, the following products and features are not supported:
Oracle Database Quality of Service Management is not supported on IBM: Linux on System z.
The IPv6 based IP addresses to configure the private networks for a cluster is not supported on IBM: Linux on System z. It is currently under testing and the support will be announced after testing is successfully complete.
The list of supported products or features for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (126.96.36.199) are as follows:
Database Smart Flash Cache is supported only on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux.
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, see the Note 1369107.1 on My Oracle Support at
Oracle Automatic Storage Management Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) is supported only on Linux x86-64.
Share-based Instance Caging is supported only on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux.
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.
There are no installation, configuration, and upgrade issues at the time of this release.
The following section contains information about issues related to Oracle Database 12c and associated products:
When creating a database on Linux Container, Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) incorrectly shows the available memory of the host server instead of the Linux Container on the Specify Configuration Options page. When you choose to allocate the percentage of memory based on the value shown, the database creation may fail in the case where total consumable memory for that Linux Container is less than the allocated memory.
You must allocate physical memory for the database according to the configuration of the Linux Container system.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 21546793.
The Cairo package in Oracle R Enterprise fails to load on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 when the
libtiff.so.3 version is missing.
Create a symlink for
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 24939744.
The Oracle Grid Infrastructure installer prerequisite check for 12c Release 2 (12.2) may fail if you use the
e2fsprogs-1.42.8-1.0.2 (x86_64) and
e2fsprogs-libs-1.42.8-1.0.2 (x86_64) packages.
Ensure that you meet the following minimum RPM version requirements:
e2fsprogs-1.41.12-14.el6 (x86_64) or later
e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.12-14.el6 (x86_64) or later
e2fsprogs-libs failure notifications and proceed with the Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 25232262.
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