Oracle Linux Ready Criteria: For Software Applications (ISVs) and Hardware Vendors (IHVs)

 

Oracle Linux Ready
  • You must be an OPN member at the Gold level or higher.
  • Your PRM Administrator must join the Oracle Linux Knowledge Zone.
  • Your PRM Administrator must complete the Oracle Exastack Ready online application:
    If you are not the PRM Administrator and do not know who is for your company, please contact your local Partner Business Center.
  • You must provide an active URL which describes your application and verifies that your application or hardware product is generally commercially available to commercial customers.
  • Your "application" is defined as an application software product that runs on Oracle Linux 5.5 or higher. Your application is recognized at the application suite or product family level, and not at the individual application module level.
  • You must provide an active URL that states the name of your application or hardware product and the version number (version X.x) that supports the latest major release (PDF). Example: Partner application XYZ version 2.0 supports Oracle Linux 5.5 or higher.
  • You must have a published and current OPN Solutions Catalog profile for both your company and your application or hardware product, click here to view your current profiles.
  • Within 30 days of acceptance notification, OPN members who have been accepted into the Oracle Exastack Ready Program are required to post a solution brief to their product website and OPN Solutions Catalog profile that outlines the benefits of their application running on Oracle Linux.
  • You must provide ongoing technical support services for your customers. It is recommended, but not required, that OPN members complete MVSP Support Training Guided Learning Path (GLP) and obtain OCVS (Oracle Collaborative Vendor Support Program) membership. OPN Member
  • Your application or hardware product must work with the latest major release (PDF) or version of Oracle Linux. You agree to update your application or hardware product to work with Oracle Linux within 12 months of Oracle's release of Oracle Linux.
  • In addition to the criteria above, IHV partners will also need to ensure that the hardware products for which they are requesting Oracle Linux Ready:
    • Must comply with approved Oracle Linux kernels - Linux only
    • You must successfully run the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM HCL Test Suite (PDF) to ensure compliance. Approved Oracle Exastack Ready IHV products will be listed on the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM HCL, with special notation to highlight your achievement of Oracle Linux Ready status and distinguish your product from other products on the HCL.
    • Must provide product warranty and technical support information
    • Hardware product must be generally commercially available to commercial customers
    • Must publish a commercial price for your hardware product on your standard price list or price schedule
    • Must provide professional technical support for your hardware product
    • Must regularly release new updates of your hardware product and/or new version releases of your product to your customers to whom you provide technical support

The following platform partner products technologies are NOT eligible for Oracle Linux Ready status:

  • Operating System (OS)
  • Non-native File Systems
  • Migration Tools
  • Application Development Tools
  • Systems and Storage Management Tools
  • Vendor Clusterware
  • Third party Cluster File System (CFS)
  • Virtualization Technology
  • Interconnect Protocol
  • Web Browser

If you have any questions, chat with a partner expert now or email OracleExastack_ww@oracle.com.


If you have any questions about the IHV program for Oracle Linux or  Oracle VM, please email hcl-info_ww@oracle.com


To start the application process for Oracle Linux Ready:


If you are not the PRM Administrator and do not know who is for your company, please contact your local Partner Business Center.

 
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