The Oracle Enterprise Linux Software and Hardware Ecosystem

It's been nearly four years since we launched the Unbreakable Linux support program and with it the free Oracle Enterprise Linux software. Since then, we've built up an extensive ecosystem of hardware and software partners. Oracle works directly with these vendors to ensure joint customers can run Oracle Enterprise Linux.

As Oracle Enterprise Linux is fully--both source and binary--compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), there is minimal work involved for software and hardware vendors to test their products with it. We develop our software on Oracle Enterprise Linux and perform full certification testing on Oracle Enterprise Linux as well. Due to the compatibility between Oracle Enterprise Linux and RHEL, Oracle also certifies its software for use on RHEL, without any additional testing.

Oracle Enterprise Linux tracks RHEL by publishing freely downloadable installation media on edelivery.oracle.com/linux and updates, bug fixes and security errata on Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). At the same time, Oracle's Linux kernel team is shaping the future of enterprise Linux distributions by developing technologies and features that matter to customers who deploy Linux in the data center, including file systems, memory management, high performance computing, data integrity and virtualization. All this work is contributed to the Linux and Xen communities.

The list below is a sample of the partners who have certified their products with Oracle Enterprise Linux. If you're interested in certifying your software or hardware with Oracle Enterprise Linux, please contact us via oelhelp_ww@oracle.com

Chip Manufacturers

Server vendors

Storage Systems, Volume Management and File Systems

Networking: Switches, Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), InfiniBand

SOA and Middleware

Backup, Recovery & Replication

Data Center Automation

Clustering & High Availability

Virtualization Platforms and Cloud Providers

Security Management

Comments:

It's interesting - I see VMware ESX on that list, so you're stating that VMware certifies their product on Oracle Enterprise Linux, but yet Oracle doesn't certify Oracle Enterprise Linux on VMware ESX. Oracle supports, but does not certify Oracle products on VMware (with the exception of RAC which is explicitly not supported). Why is that?

Posted by Jay Weinshenker on May 21, 2010 at 01:07 AM PDT #

@Jay: Oracle does support Oracle Enterprise Linux on VMWare ESX under the Unbreakable Linux support program. This is documented in My Oracle Support document 417770.1. Oracle software (above the OS layer) is not certified on VMWare. Sergio

Posted by Sergio on May 21, 2010 at 01:15 AM PDT #

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