Oracle issues list of ‘safe’ Linux set-ups

Oracle has issued a list of Linux configurations it has tested with its 10g database to help users deploy pre-tested open source configurations.

Oracle has issued a list of Linux configurations it has tested with its 10g database to help users deploy pre-tested open source configurations.

The company’s goal is to provide a straightforward way for users to deploy Oracle 10g on Linux.

Called Oracle Validated Configurations, the initiative includes documented best practices, covering what hardware and software combinations to deploy.

The scheme aims to help users speed up deployment and reduce the amount of expensive system testing needed. Oracle said it should enable companies to lower infrastructure costs while helping to improve performance, scalability and reliability.

The pre-tested configurations cover PC server and storage hardware from companies including Dell, EMC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Network Appliance and Sun, running Oracle 10.2.02g on Novell and Red Hat’s Linux distribution. Other supported products include those from Emulex and QLogic.

Oracle and its partners plan to publish new configurations periodically and update existing configurations regularly as new versions of the components are released.

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