The notices that are provided below, pertain to changes and updates to operating system behavior that may fall outside of standard release cycles, or which may apply generally across releases and update levels for images on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
2021.09 - OS Management Service Agent Plugin Enabled by Default in September Oracle Linux 7 (aarch64) Platform Image
The OS Management service supports Arm-based shapes beginning with Oracle Cloud Agent 1.15.0 and the OS Management Service Agent plugin is enabled by default in the September Oracle Linux 7 (aarch64) platform image.
2021.09 - OS Management Software Source Available for Oracle Linux 6 Extended Support
OS Management provides the Oracle Linux 6 ELS (x86_64) software source for Oracle Linux 6 instances that are in Oracle Linux Extended Support. This software source is added to newly created Oracle Linux 6 instances by default. To ensure that existing Oracle Linux 6 instances receive updates during the extended lifecycle period, you need to manually add the Oracle Linux 6 ELS software source to the instance. For more information about adding software sources, see Adding Software Sources in the OS Management documentation.
2021.09 - Updates in OCI Utilities Version 12.6.1
ocid service behavior change that enabled the service by default in
version 0.12.6 has been reverted in version 0.12.6.1; that is, the
service is disabled by default. The
ocid service can be started using
the following command.
sudo systemctl enable --now ocid.service
For more information, see the OCI Utilities documentation.
If you installed version 0.12.6 and ran into issues, perform the following steps to upgrade from 0.12.6 to 0.12.6.1 and restore the default behavior.
To upgrade from version 0.12.6 to 0.12.6.1:
- Stop the
sudo systemctl stop ocid.service
- Disable the
sudo systemctl disable ocid.service
- Install version
sudo yum update oci-utils
- Reboot the instance.
2021.09 - Updates in OCI Utilities 12.6
The OCI Utilities
(oci-utils) package version 0.12.6.1 includes the
oci-iscsi-config createutility commands include a new
- The options for
oci-notifyutility have been updated. These updates are backward compatible with other updates.
- OCI utilities no longer require the installation of the
ocidservice is enabled by default.
2021.08 - Oracle Autonomous Linux Platform Image Integration with OS Management
Beginning August 31, 2021, Oracle Autonomous Linux is integrated with OS Management in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Before creating Oracle Autonomous Linux instances, see the getting started documentation for information about supported images and required IAM policies. Existing instances that were launched before August 31, 2021 remain standalone instances until a migration plan is available. For more information, see Oracle Autonomous Linux.
2021.06 - Refactored Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Utilities
A new version of the
oci-utils package is available with usability enhancements. Beginning with the
0.12.5 release, the
oci-network-config utilities have been refactored for improved usability.
To update to the latest version of
sudo yum update oci-utils
The changes to
oci-network-config utilities are backward compatible with previous versions of these utilities.
For more information, see the OCI Utilities documentation. In addition, the following training videos are available with information about these utilities:
- For a training video that demonstrates how to use the
oci-network-configutility, see Network Interface Management Using OCI Utilities on Oracle Linux Instances in the Oracle Learning Library.
- For a training video that demonstrates how to use the
oci-iscsi-configutility, see Using OCI Utilities for Managing iSCSI Storage for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Instances in the Oracle Learning Library.
2021.04 - Oracle Linux Extended Support for Oracle Linux 6 Instances
Beginning in April 2021, Oracle Linux 6 moves from Oracle Linux Premier Support to Oracle Linux Extended Support. Oracle Cloud customers receive access to Oracle Linux Extended Support as part of their Oracle Linux Premier support, when running Oracle Linux 6 instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. For more information, see Oracle Linux Extended Support.
During the extended lifecycle period, Oracle Linux 6 images are published quarterly.
Follow these steps to ensure that your Oracle Linux 6 instances receive updates during the extended lifecycle period.
These steps apply only to Oracle Linux 6 instances that have OS Management disabled. For information about the Oracle Linux 6 ELS software source in OS Management, see 2021.09 - OS Management Software Source Available for Oracle Linux 6 Extended Support.
oraclelinux-els-release-el6package to add the ELS repositories for your Oracle Linux 6 instance:
sudo yum install oraclelinux-els-release-el6
Verify that the ELS repositories are enabled:
$ yum repolist Loaded plugins: security, ulninfo repo id repo name status ol6_ELS Oracle Linux 6Server ELS (x86_64) 21 ol6_UEKR4 Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 for Oracle Linux 6Server (x86_64) 191 ol6_UEKR4_ELS Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 for Oracle Linux 6Server ELS (x86_64) 14 ol6_addons Oracle Linux 6Server Add ons (x86_64) 445 ol6_developer Oracle Linux 6Server Packages for Development and test (x86_64) 99 ol6_ksplice Ksplice for Oracle Linux 6Server (x86_64) 13132 ol6_ksplice_ELS Ksplice for Oracle Linux 6Server ELS (x86_64) 184 ol6_latest Oracle Linux 6Server Latest (x86_64) 12932 ol6_oci_included Oracle Software for OCI users on Oracle Linux 6Server (x86_64) 62 ol6_software_collections Software Collection Library release 3.0 packages for Oracle Linux 6 (x86_64) 11207 repolist: 38287
Update the yum repositories to install the latest ELS package updates:
sudo yum install
ol6_x86_64_userspace_ksplice_ELS repository is optionally available to obtain Ksplice userspace updates.
To enable the optional
ol6_x86_64_userspace_ksplice_ELS repository, edit the
oraclelinux-els-ol6.repo file and change the
enabled= value from
[ol6_x86_64_userspace_ksplice_ELS] name=Ksplice aware userspace packages for Oracle Linux $releasever ELS ($basearch) baseurl=https://yum$ociregion.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/userspace/ksplice/ELS/x86_64/ gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle gpgcheck=1 enabled=1
2021.04 - IPv6 Enabled by Default in Oracle Linux 7 Images
Beginning with the Oracle Linux 7 platform images released in April 2021, IPv6 is enabled by default. This change has been implemented in support of the General Availability (GA) launch of IPv6 in Oracle Cloud Networking. IPv6 addressing is now supported for all commercial and government regions. Previously, IPv6 addressing support was available only in government regions.
IPv6 has been enabled by default in Oracle Linux 8 since the initial release of the Oracle Linux 8 platform image in July 2020.
For more information about IPv6 support in Oracle Cloud Networking, see the following technical resources:
2021.04 - Oracle Linux 8 ol8_oci Yum Repository Archived
ol8_oci repository has been archived and no new packages are released to this repository. All packages from this repository have been migrated to the
No action is required for new or existing Oracle Linux 8 instances. The
ol8_oci_includedrepository is enabled by default.
2021.03 - Yum Update for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 Instances
The yum configuration has changed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for yum mirror endpoints.
No action is required for new Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 instances launched in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure after March 2021, as the changes are automatically applied. Although existing yum configurations continue to work in older instances, it is recommended that you update your instances to the new yum configuration.
Follow these steps to configure your Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 instances to use the updated configuration.
Determine the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure realm where the image is running:
curl -H "Authorization:Bearer Oracle" -sfm 25 \ http://169.254.169.254/opc/v2/instance/ 2>/dev/null | jq -r '.regionInfo.realmKey'
Notice the realm key displayed in the output. If the output displays a realm key from OC1 to OC4, proceed to the next step.
$ curl -H "Authorization:Bearer Oracle" -sfm 25 \ http://169.254.169.254/opc/v2/instance/ 2>/dev/null | jq -r '.regionInfo.realmKey' oc1
sudo yum -y install oci-linux-config
During the installation of this package, the following message is displayed:
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE!! Oracle Linux yum repository configurations have been updated. New repository configuration files have been installed but are disabled. To complete the transition, run this script as root user:/usr/lib/oci-linux-config/oci_yum_configure.sh
Invoke the script to complete the transition to the new mirror endpoints:
Verify that the yum configuration has been updated:
After running the script, you will see repositories with the
Oracle Linux 7:
$ ls /etc/yum.repos.d ksplice-ol7.repo oracle-epel-ol7.repo.rpmnew.bkp oraclelinux-developer-ol7.repo.bkp ksplice-uptrack.repo oracle-linux-ol7.repo oraclelinux-developer-ol7.repo.rpmnew.bkp mysql-ol7.repo oracle-linux-ol7.repo.bkp uek-ol7.repo oci-included-ol7.repo oracle-linux-ol7.repo.rpmnew.bkp virt-ol7.repo oracle-epel-ol7.repo oracle-softwarecollection-ol7.repo
Oracle Linux 8
$ ls /etc/yum.repos.d ksplice-ol8.repo oracle-epel-ol8.repo oraclelinux-developer-ol8.repo.rpmnew.bkp ksplice-uptrack.repo oracle-epel-ol8.repo.bkp oracle-linux-ol8.repo mysql-ol8.repo oracle-epel-ol8.repo.rpmnew.bkp oracle-linux-ol8.repo.bkp oci-included-ol8.repo oraclelinux-developer-ol8.repo oracle-linux-ol8.repo.rpmnew.bkp oci-ol8.repo oraclelinux-developer-ol8.repo.bkp uek-ol8.repo