Re: Linux

  • From: Mladen Gogala <gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 07:42:10 -0400

Hi Nenad!

Me and probably the vast majority of this list would recommend Oracle Linux 7.  Not OL 8, it's still not mainstream. For Instance, I was not able to link ACFS driver when I updated the kernel. As for the hypervisor, that is a business choice. The principal ones are VMWare, Hyper-V and OVM. They can all do similar things. That decision is tied to your cloud policy and is probably price and discount based. As for ACFS, I can only say the best things: it's a very reliable, high performance cluster file system. Snapshots require additional license so most of the clients that I work with don't use them. I can attest that ACFS is light years ahead of OCFS2 and performs well, in a reliable manner.


On 10/9/19 3:14 AM, Noveljic Nenad wrote:

Which Linux would you choose for new Oracle database 19c installations? Which VM would you use (if any at all)? Any experiences - positive and negative, alike - with ACFS, in particular with copy-on-write-snapshots?

Best regards,



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