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    Best linux distro for oracle 11g


    I am a newbie to Linux. I have used it before and do not have much knowledge on disk partitions and etc. I have a project to do with a linux distro along with Oracle 11g DB.

    Please help me to select a best linux distro for this purpose.

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    I'm sure Oracle would tell you "Unbreakable Linux" is the ticket. But as it is pretty much a RHEL clone, you'd be safe (and in good company) using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It also reasons, therefore, that you could use CentOS (another - more popular - RHEL binary clone).

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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    I use it on Scientific Linux, another RHEL 6 clone, maintained by the computer division at Fermi National Lab in Illinois for use by scientists all over the world.
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    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Use OEL with the optimized kernel. It is especially tweaked to run with Oracle DBs. It also comes with the oracle-validated rpm which will install all of the required drivers for Oracle DBs, create required users, and install the correct sysconfig parameters.
    This rpm can be downloaded from the oracle site and will likely work on other RH versions but their kernel will not be optimized for the DB particularly 11G. Download is free so why bother with workarounds. Might as well use the real thing.

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    RHEL 6 is the best one

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamj80 View Post
    RHEL 6 is the best one
    Yes. Use OEL6 with the Oracle kernel. Use RHEL 6, or any other distro for that matter, if you are comfortable manually configuring the required Oracle 11g users and sysconfig parameters plus installing required RPMS. To find out what these are, you will need to read the Oracle 11g documentation for the version you are installing. This should be fine if you are just learning how to install Oracle 11g.

    For production systems, however, particularly if you are setting up RAC, you must use OEL6. Payback is a more reliable Oracle database and easier support.
    Last edited by vvic; 09-11-2013 at 11:56 AM. Reason: more info

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