Oracle Linux review
January 03, 2022

Oracle Linux review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux

We are using Oracle Linux to host our monitoring tools in one of our datacenters, we used it because we already have a good background with the Oracle support team and OEL is certified by our applications. OEL gave us the ability to customize some modules to be able to run our applications in higher performance and as it's compatible with RHEL binaries, we were able to use a lot of built-in tools to monitor and customize the OS itself.
  • resource management
  • virtualizations drivers are very fast and compatible with RHEL binaries
  • it can be patched without reboot
  • OEL Support team responding very fast and able to help us in short time
  • feature upgrades is very slow compared with RHEL
  • there is no community support or shared Ops knowledge base, you have to raise a ticket for every issue
  • the documentation need to be updated and improved
  • patch without reboot is a great feature to increase the availability SLA
  • it's very similar to RHEL, so the current admins have RHEL expertise they can manage it easily
  • we can use RHEL binaries on Oracle linux
  • hardware resources are managed in a good way by Oracle linux
Oracle Linux is very similar to RHEL, we selected Oracle Linux because Oracle provided us with a great support plan.
they always provide us a very quick support and help to resolve or gave us workaround for out issues

Do you think Oracle Linux delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Oracle Linux's feature set?


Did Oracle Linux live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Oracle Linux go as expected?


Would you buy Oracle Linux again?


Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Datadog, Oracle Database, Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud)
Oracle Linux will be good if the application you're running on top of it is from Oracle or certified to run on it. if your company has a good support plan/contract with Oracle if you don't have the above two points, then don't use it.