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Oracle Linux

Oracle Autonomous Linux, along with Oracle OS Management Service, is the first and only autonomous operating environment that helps greatly reduce complexity and human error to deliver increased cost savings, security, and availability for customers.


Oracle Linux in the Cloud

Oracle Autonomous Linux in Oracle Cloud automatically handles common management tasks. Along with Oracle OS Management Service, it drastically reduces complexity, human error, and manual management.

  • Delivers higher reliability, security, and greater operational efficiency
  • Automates tasks including patch and package management, security and compliance reporting, and configuration management
  • Includes Oracle Linux Premier Support at no extra charge (with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscriptions)
  • Provides 30 to 50% TCO savings

Oracle Linux on Premise

Modernize, optimize, and secure your infrastructure with the industry’s most comprehensive and open Linux distribution. Leverage flexible support options to meet your business needs and manage cost.

  • Integrated virtualization and cloud native tools and technologies streamline infrastructure deployments and costs
  • Live kernel and user-space patching boost security and availability
  • Leading FIPS and Common Criteria certifications help ensure compliance

Oracle Linux Embedded

Work with Oracle to design a solution that makes sense for your business. Leading solution providers standardize on Oracle Linux for its performance, scalability, reliability, and security for business-critical applications.

  • Simple, flexible support pricing
  • Feature-rich Linux distribution
  • Award-winning global support organization spanning 195 countries


“Adding autonomous capabilities to the operating system layer, with future plans to expand beyond infrastructure software, goes straight after the OpEx challenges nearly all customers face today. This capability effectively turns Oracle Linux into a service, freeing customers to focus their IT resources on application and user experience, where they can deliver true competitive differentiation.”

–Al Gillen, Group VP, Software Development and Open Source, IDC

A Complete, Open DevOps Environment

Oracle Linux Premier Support accelerates your digital transformation, helping you achieve your IT imperatives. This complete DevOps environment is designed for hybrid and multicloud deployments at enterprise scale.


Open and Modern

  • Oracle Linux can run anywhere: in Oracle Cloud, Oracle Cloud at Customer, on premise, or on other public clouds. Oracle Linux Premier Support includes the latest, modern cloud native tools that are fully compliant with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) standards. Oracle Autonomous Linux, along with Oracle OS Management Service, is the first and only operating system to deliver automated patching, updates, and tuning—without human intervention.


Secure and Compliant

  • Oracle Linux is one of the most secure Linux environments available with certification from Common Criteria as well as FIPS 140-2 validation of its cryptographic modules. Oracle Linux is currently the only Linux distribution on the NIAP Product Compliant List. It is the only Linux with Ksplice zero-downtime automated patching for kernel, hypervisor, and critical user space libraries. With Oracle Autonomous Linux, customers can rely on autonomous capabilities to help ensure their systems are secure and highly available.


Optimized and Complete

  • Oracle Linux improves the performance of all workloads and is optimized out of the box for Oracle software.  Proven and optimized for cloud scale, Oracle Linux powers many of the world’s largest public and private clouds. Oracle Linux Premier Support includes: Linux, virtualization, cloud native technology, high availability services, and management tools. This around-the-clock, global support service simplifies the management of your support contracts, improving cost-efficiency.

Wim Coekerts

With Oracle Autonomous Linux we have taken the next step in our autonomous strategy, providing a rich set of capabilities to help our customers significantly improve reliability and protect their systems from cyberthreats.

—Wim Coekaerts, SVP operating systems and virtualization engineering, Oracle

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Oracle Linux Support

Round-the-clock Linux support is offered in 195 countries for traditional, cloud-based, or virtual environments.

Lifetime support available for major releases. Refer to the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Support Policies and the Lifetime Support Policy: Coverage for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM documents for details.

Oracle Linux Premier Support

All the benefits of Oracle Linux Basic Support along with a variety of additional support services such as premier backports, zero-downtime kernel updates with Ksplice, Oracle Container Services for use with Kubernetes and Gluster Storage.

Oracle Linux Basic Support

Cost effective, global, around-the-clock support for Oracle Linux implementations including Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Clusterware, DTrace, and Oracle Container Runtime for Docker.

Oracle Linux Extended Support

Extended Support for Oracle Linux 5 systems that are covered by Premier Support agreements, including program updates, fixes, security alerts, and assistance with service requests (until June 26, 2020).

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