Oracle Linux 9.2 receives IPv6 Ready Gold Logo and meets USGv6-r1 standards

November 2, 2023 | 2 minute read
David Gilpin
Principal Product Manager
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Oracle Linux 9.2 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 7 Update 1 recently received IPv6 Ready Gold Logo accreditation and is listed in the USGv6-r1 Product Registry after completing testing at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

"The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) proudly offers ISO/NEC 17025 accredited testing for both the USGv6 and IPv6 Ready Logo test programs. The UNH-IOL provides services that are critical to driving Interoperability and Conformance to standards, bringing together key players in networking technologies," said Michayla Newcombe, Senior Manager, IP Technologies at the UNH-IOL. "In addition to reducing time to market, UNH-IOL helps accelerate IPv6 adoption."

These achievements mean Oracle Linux 9.2 customers can rest assured that it's ready for deployment in IPv6 commercial and government environments. This is particularly valuable for customers in the government sector, who can be confident their operating system is IPv6 ready well ahead of the US government’s deadline to move 80% of federal systems to IPv6-only networks by the end of fiscal year 2025. Other private and public agencies are likely to track what the US government does, so the popularity of IPv6-only networks could increase in the future.

The IPv6 Ready Logo Program is a conformance and interoperability testing program from the IPv6 Forum. Oracle Linux 9.2 with UEK Release 7 Update 1 achieved the IPv6 Ready Phase 2 (Gold) Core Logo for Host, verifying its compatibility with IPv6 environments.

USGv6 standards

USGv6 was established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to standardize the implementation and adoption of IPv6 in the United States government. This initiative includes two parts: the development of the standards and the test suites to measure and monitor conformance to the standards.

One of the testing suites under the current USGv6 Revision 1 (USGv6-r1) profile, published by NIST in 2020, is for IPv6-only environments. Oracle Linux demonstrated conformance with USGv6-r1 standards and is the first Enterprise Linux Version 9 Host that passed IPv6-Only Functional v1.1 (34687). Review the USGv6 Profile Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) for details.

About Oracle Linux

Oracle uniquely delivers Linux with everything required to deploy, optimize, and manage applications, on-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge. It is more secure and easier to manage, and it is tuned for critical demanding workloads at cloud scale. Oracle Linux is application binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Oracle Linux Support subscriptions offer customers access to award-winning Oracle support resources and Linux support specialists, zero-downtime patching with Ksplice, cloud native tools such as Kubernetes, KVM virtualization and oVirt-based virtualization manager, DTrace, clustering tools, Oracle Linux Automation Manager and Automation Engine, management tools, and lifetime support. All this and more is included in a single cost-effective support offering. Customers subscribed to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enjoy the benefits of Oracle Linux Premier Support and more at no additional cost. Unlike many other commercial Linux distributions, Oracle Linux is easy to download and completely free to use, distribute, and update.

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David Gilpin

Principal Product Manager

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