Great opportunity for the Linux oriented enterprise customers
November 01, 2021

Great opportunity for the Linux oriented enterprise customers

Ihor Zhdanov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux

We are currently using the Oracle Linux 8U4 (8.4) for testing purposes: emulation of the different issues with our software in the customer environment. This gives us the opportunity to reproduce the issues on our VMs and find the proper solution without the risk of making any harm to the client's infrastructure ecosystem.
  • Good support of the different hardware.
  • Great stability.
  • Regular updates.
  • Access to binary files and the source code.
  • Possibility to tailor the system and support subscription plan to the customer demands.
  • Multiplatform support.
  • On the older versions, there were [periodical] issues with a kernel panic after starting the tun interface.
  • Periodic problems of deploying the readymade OVA images from the download center to ESXI and Virtualbox.
  • Slow GUI in VM on older releases (6.2).
  • It gives the better stability and protection level for our customers.
  • Better SLA.
  • It is wide-known and reliable.
Though all of these distributives are RPM-based, only CentOS and Oracle Linux have opportunities to use them free of charge on a daily basis. In a difference of CentOS, Oracle Linux have better update support of DBS as well as the RHEL repos and the applications of the Oracle portfolio. For the CentOS users, there is a possibility to migrate into Oracle Linux with help of centos2ol. SH script and I would personally recommend trying that.
It has a wide support community with forums and different chats and as well one always could use Service subscription, and get high-qualified support, according to the enterprise standards from the Oracle Technical Support, if the things go wrong or you need a sophisticated solution or efficient troubleshooting.

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Oracle Linux is extremely cozy for its usage as an enterprise operative system for the DB storage server, workstations, and virtual desktops. Besides the RHEL Kernels, Oracle Linux gives the opportunity to use the own Unbreakable Enterprize Kernel (UK), which gives better stability and wider support for the Btrfs, OSFS2, XFS, and the other file systems.