Tag Archives: rhel6

PXE Installations on RHEL6 / OL6

I spent yesterday neatening up a few old articles. For the most part it is a bit of a dull process, but it has to be done every so often. With what’s going on at work, it seemed like a good idea bring my old Kickstart and PXE Installation articles up to date. My kickstart article [...]




scsi_id and UDEV issues (update)…

Last month I wrote about a problem I saw with scsi_id and UDEV in  OL5.8. As it screwed up all my UDEV rules is was a pretty important issue for me. It turned out this was due to a mainline security fix (CVE-2011-4127) affecting the latest kernels of both RHEL/OL5 and RHEL/OL6. The comments on [...]




Oracle Database Certified on OL6/RHEL6 (at last)…

I can hardly believe it. It’s finally happened!!! Check out the story here. The certification matrix on MOS is not updated yet, and those on RHEL kernel will have to wait a few more days (90), but at last we have some firm commitment. From now on, the Oracle Linux errata are available free from [...]




Oracle Linux 5.8 and UDEV issues…

I just did an update from Oracle Linux 5.7 to 5.8 on one of my VirtualBox RAC installations and things are not looking to clever at the moment. After a reboot, the ASM instances and therefore the database instances wouldn’t restart. A quick look showed the ASM disks were not visible. On this installation I [...]




What if Oracle 11gR2 never gets certified on RHEL6/OL6?

I’ve been involved in a number of blog comment, email and twitter exchanges over the last few months about the 11gR2 on RHEL6/OL6 certification issue. The last time I blogged specifically about it was in October and it’s now over 6 months since Red Hat completed their part in the certification of 11gR2 on RHEL6, yet [...]




Oracle Database 11gR2 on OL6 / RHEL6: Certified or Not?

There seems to be a little confusion out there about the certification status of Oracle Database 11gR2, especially with the release of the 11.2.0.3 patchset which fixes all the issues associated with RAC installs on OL/RHEL 6.1. Currently, 11gR2 is *NOT* certified on OL6 or RHEL6. How do I know? My Oracle Support says so! [...]