1.1.2 About Using ULN With Yum

The repositories that are available on the Oracle Linux yum server are aligned with the channels that are available from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). Exceptions are any ULN channels that are limited to Oracle Linux Premier Support customers, for example, channels for products such as Ksplice.

Compute nodes running Oracle Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and that are connected to a service gateway automatically have access to ULN content via the regional yum servers available on the Oracle Services Network. These yum servers differ from the publicly available Oracle Linux yum server in that they also mirror content available on restricted ULN channels.

Access to ULN content is provided by virtue of the support contract that you have for your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account. You are able to access content on ULN without any requirement to register or use alternate tools to manage channel access, simplifying any software management that you need to perform on a compute node.

To enable access to restricted content via the regional yum servers, ensure that you have installed the appropriate release-el8 packages and enabled the repositories that you require access to.