May 12, 2017

Oracle 12c R1 now certified on RHEL 7.1 and SLES 12 SP1 for Linux on z / LinuxONE

Oracle Databasse 12c Release 1 is now certified on the latest Linux versions for Linux on z Systems and LinuxONE. Details can be found here:
  • RHEL7 certification: IBM Flash, Oracle Note  2213265.1
  • SLES 12 certification: IBM Flash, Oracle Note 2196637.1
As usual you have to log into My Oracle Support first before searching for the documents. The documented levels there are the minimum required levels.

There is also a new Redbook called "Oracle on LinuxONE" - which of course also applies to Linux on z Systems.

May 2, 2017

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9 released


On March 21, 2017 Red Hat has announced the availability of RHEL 6.9. This marks the transition into what in Red Hat's product life cyle is called production phase 3 (starting May 10th 2017). This means that only critical security updates and urgent functional fixes will be delivered.The kernel level is now kernel-2.6.32-696.el6, for the main bug fixes see the kernel update description.

As usual there are the release notes and the technical notes in two separate documents. The complete documentation can be reached from the Red Hat documentation page (you need to select "6" on the left bar).

The IBM documentation for RHEL 6.4 on developerworks still applies for this release.

This is mainly a bug and security fix release.