Oracle Linux Quarterly Newsletter – April 2018
Announcing the release of Oracle Linux 7 Update 5
Oracle Cloud Linux
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 for the x86_64 architecture. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. Get the details.
Cloud Accelerates Linux Adoption
Cloud Accelerates Linux Adoption
Learn why IDC believes enterprises are choosing Linux for their cloud and on-premises deployments and how Oracle Linux is meeting customer demands. IDC is a premier provider of market intelligence and advisory services. Read the Whitepaper.
Red Hat Summit San Francisco, CA - May 8-11
Red Hat Summit San Francisco, CA - May 8-11
Oracle is a Gold sponsor at the Red Hat Summit this year. Visit us at Booth #111 to learn about the latest Oracle Linux solutions and chat with our experts. Join our Breakout Session (S0104) on Tuesday, May 8th at 11:45 a.m. Find out more.
Lawrence Livermore’s Ambitious Mission
Lawrence Livermore’s Ambitious Mission
Learn how Lawrence Livermore keeps its big lasers firing and the scientific discoveries coming by using Oracle Linux and VM. Read the Wall Street Journal article.
New release of Spacewalk
Spacewalk 2.7 Server is now available for both Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 6 with client support for Oracle Linux 7, Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 5 (Extended Support customers only). Get the details.
Faster Startup Times with Oracle Linux 7
Learn tips and tricks for making your systems boot faster from Steve Sistare a kernel development architect at Oracle. Find out more.
Oracle Linux in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and on-premises
Wim Coekaerts, Sr. VP of OS and Virtualization Engineering, writes about the benefits of running Oracle Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and how Oracle Linux support is included at no additional cost. Read more.
Development versions of Oracle Linux
It is now even easier for people to access the source for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK). It is posted on The repository contains the source for UEK, including a small number of Oracle additions which have not yet been accepted into the mainline Linux kernel source tree. Find out more.
Oracle Container Runtime for Docker on Oracle Linux for ARM64
Oracle Container Runtime for Docker is now available for ARM64 architecture and the official Oracle Linux image on the Docker Hub is updated to support both x86_64 and ARM64 architectures. Oracle Linux for ARM64 is provided as a developer preview release. Read more.
Oracle Container Services for use with Kubernetes
Oracle Container Services for use with Kubernetes® is now available. It is available for Oracle Linux 7 and is designed to integrate with the Oracle Container Runtime for Docker provided and supported by Oracle. Get the details.
DTrace Dynamic Tracing On Oracle Linux
Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), a feature of Oracle Linux, is an exceptionally powerful tool for finding out what is going on in your system. Learn how to install and use sample scripts. Get the details.
Software Collections 3.0
Software collections are primarily intended for development environments which require access to the latest features of software components such as Perl, PHP, or Python. The 3.0 release includes new collections for both Oracle Linux 6 and 7. Get the details.
An Update on Retpoline-enabled Kernels for Oracle Linux
Our latest Kernel release, kernel-uek-4.1.12-112.16.4, contains faster retpoline-based mitigations for Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and is available for both Oracle Linux 6 and 7. Get the details.
Need to Improve Your ROI for OpenStack?
Learn how Oracle OpenStack can help you easily support enterprise applications, drive costs out of the operations, and substantially reduce your support costs. Find out more.
Anatomy of a Cyber Attack
Webcast: How Cloud Accelerates Linux Adoption- Presented by IDC & Oracle
Watch this on-demand webcast with IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni and Karen Sigman, Vice President Product and Partner Marketing, Oracle, who will provide a market perspective on how cloud is accelerating the adoption of Linux and how to optimize your infrastructure environment with Oracle Linux. Watch now.
Deminar: Ten Easy Steps to FIPS-2 Certification
Deminar: Ten Easy Steps to FIPS-2 Certification
Watch this on-demand deminar (webinar + demo) that walks you through 10 easy steps to meet the FIPS 140-2 certification with Oracle Linux.Watch now.
Webinar: Pro-Active Compliance, Security, and Integrity without Downtime with Oracle Ksplice
Webinar: Pro-Active Compliance, Security, and Integrity without Downtime with Oracle Ksplice
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how to improve the security of your infrastructure by applying security patches without disrupting operations or rebooting systems. Watch now.
Webinar: Pro-Active Compliance, Security, and Integrity without Downtime with Oracle Ksplice
dcVAST Webinar: Eliminate Security Patch Interruption and Vulnerabilities
This on-demand webinar by dcVAST, a leader in IT infrastructure management and support services, discusses how United Airlines was able to reduce its patching deployments from months down to days and virtually eliminate IT security risks with Oracle Linux and Ksplice. Register and Watch.
Training On Demand
If you want to learn on the go, Oracle University’s Training On Demand content is ideal for learning what you need, when you need it. You still get the classroom instruction, but you can take lessons in the order that you want, go back and review lessons over again and have access to labs. Below are courses you can get started with for learning about Linux.

Partner Spotlight
Oracle boasts a healthy ecosystem of partners who support customers with enterprise workloads running on Oracle’s infrastructure technologies – Oracle Linux and Oracle VM – both on premises or in the cloud. Some of these partners are:
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