Oracle Linux Operating System

The Best Linux for your Enterprise

Oracle Linux provides the latest innovations, tools, and features that enable you to innovate, collaborate, and create solutions. And whether in a traditional, cloud-based, or virtual environment, you can also take advantage of Oracle's worldwide, enterprise-class, low-cost support.

  • Oracle Linux 7
 
Specifications Oracle Linux 5 Oracle Linux 6 Oracle Linux 7
Latest Version
  • 5.10
  • 6.5
  • 7.0
Architectures
  • x86, x86_64, ia64*
  • x86, x86_64
  • x86_64
Kernel Versions Available
  • 2.6.39 Unbreakable Enterprise kernel Release 2**
  • 2.6.32 Unbreakable Enterprise kernel Release 1***
  • 2.6.18 (Red Hat compatible kernel)
  • 2.6.18 (Red Hat compatible kernel with bug fixes)
  • 3.8.13 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 (x86_64 only)
  • 2.6.39 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2**
  • 2.6.32 (Red Hat compatible kernel)
  • 3.8.13 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 (x86_64 only)
  • 3.10 (Red Hat compatible kernel)
Minimum Memory Requirements
  • 512 MB (x86)
  • 1 GB (x86_64)
  • 1 GB
  • 1 GB
Minimum Disk Space
  • 1 GB
  • 1 GB/5 GB recommended
  • 10 GB/20 GB recommended
Maximum Memory (RAM)
  • 16 GB (x86)
  • 2/4 TB (x86_64)****
  • 16 GB (x86)
  • 6 TB (x86_64)****
  • 3 TB
Max Number of CPUs/Cores
  • 32 (x86)
  • 160 (x86_64)
  • 32 (x86)
  • 240 (x86_64)
  • 240 (x86_64)
Compiler Version
  • gcc 4.1
  • gcc 4.4
  • gcc 4.8.2
GNU C Library Version
  • glibc 2.5
  • glibc 2.11
  • glibc 2.17
Cluster Administration
  • OCFS2 and Oracle Clusterware available
  • OCFS2 and Oracle Clusterware available
  • OCFS2 and Oracle Clusterware available
Supported File Systems
Ext3 Max File Size
  • 2 TB
  • 2 TB
  • 2 TB
Ext3 Max File System Size
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
Ext4 Max File Size
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
Ext4 Max File System Size
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
  • 50 TB
OCFS2 Max File Size
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
OCFS2 Max File System Size
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
  • 16 TB
Btrfs Max File Size*****
  • 16 EB
  • 16 EB
  • 16 EB
Btrfs Max File System Size*****
  • 16 EB
  • 16 EB
  • 16 EB
XFS Max File Size  
  • 100 TB
  • 500 TB
XFS Max File System Size  
  • 100 TB
  • 500 TB
Third-Party Validations
LSB Certification
The Linux Standard Base (LSB) reduces the differences between individual Linux distributions and greatly reduces the costs involved with porting applications to different distributions, as well as lowers the cost and effort involved in after-market support of those applications.
More Information
  • Included
  • Included
  • TBD
EAL4+ Security Evaluation
The Evaluation Assurance Level of an IT product or system is a numerical grade assigned following the completion of a Common Criteria security evaluation, an international standard backed by a U.S. Government initiative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA).
More Information
  • Included
  • TBD
  • TBD
 
 


*Support for the ia64 (Itanium) architecture started with Oracle Linux 5 Update 4. ISO images are available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and RPMs are available on the Unbreakable Linux Network.

**Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (2.6.39) is available for x86 and x86_64 as a separate download for Oracle Linux 5 Update 8 (and newer) and Oracle Linux 6 Update 2 (and newer) from the Unbreakable Linux Network and the public yum repositories.

***Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 1 (2.6.32) for x86_64 was first included in Oracle Linux 5 Update 5. A version for x86 (32-bit) was included starting with Oracle Linux 5 Update 7. A version of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 1 (2.6.32) for x86 (32-bit) was first included in Oracle Linux 6 Update 1.

****2TB max memory with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 1 (2.6.32), 4 TB max memory with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (2.6.39).

*****Btrfs is only available and supported with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (2.6.39) and later.

 
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