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EBS Release 12.2 Certified with Linux Containers (LXC)

John Abraham

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is now certified with Linux Containers (LXC) on Oracle Linux 6 (64-bit) and Oracle Linux 7 (64-bit).

Linux Containers is a lightweight virtualization solution that enables running multiple Linux instances that are isolated from each other on the same host. These LXC instances have processes that have their own private view of the OS with its own process id (PID) space, file system structure and network interfaces. LXC allows the use of container OS versions that are different from that of the host - for example, one can run Oracle Linux 5, 6 or 7 Containers in an Oracle Linux 6.6 host.

For information on features, installing and configuring Linux Containers on Oracle Linux, please refer to Chapter 9: Linux Containers in the Oracle Linux Administrator's Solutions Guide for Release 6 or Chapter 27: Linux Containers in the Oracle Linux Administrator's Guide for Release 7.

This certification of EBS 12.2's application tier with LXC requires the use of UEK R3 (QU6) or higher. There are a number of other specific requirements for both the host OS and LXC instances - these are documented in the newly added 'Linux Containers (LXC)' section of the EBS 12.2 Installation and Upgrade Notes (MOS Document 1330701.1).

More information on this technology certification can be found in the following:

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Srini Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Interesting. What are the advantages of running EBS 12.2 ON LXC. Could you please share What other products are certified to run on LXC?


  • John Abraham Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Hello Srini -

    The advantages of virtualization technologies such as LXC are numerous - cost savings, better utilization and resource management, easy deployment, etc.

    See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/technologies/oracle-linux-containers-1898044.html for more information.

    EBS 12.2, FMW 11g are now certified - DB 12cR1 and 11gR2 are planned.



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