[olug] Oracle and CentOS
obiwan at jedi.com
Wed Jun 9 19:37:03 UTC 2010
> Is anyone running Oracle on CentOS, and have any issues with Oracle support?
> 1. ((oracle && centos) && support=ok)
> 2. ((oracle && centos) && support=problem)
BryanLGH Med Center does/did. Production machines run RHEL and development
machines run CentOS for near-binary compatibility. BryanLGH has in-house
Oracle DB expertise, so support wasn't an issue with the basic database.
Other Oracle products like Collab Suite were a nightmare and support was
near worthless on either version of Linux.
I can't speak definitively to whether Oracle officially supports CentOS
or what they'd say if you called them with a problem, but I suspect they
wouldn't talk to you until you were able to duplicate the problem on
an supported OS. That's kinda why they have a list of supported OSes,
after all. In the dealings I had with Oracle support, I wasn't
I believe there are third party support and consulting companies that
will happily help you along on any similar OS, for a price. In Omaha,
we found House of Brick (Mike Stone & Co) to be wonderful.
Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com
The stuff of earth competes for the allegiance I owe only to the
Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me stand on the
promise that You will pull me through. -- Rich Mullins
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