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Is ocfs2-tools-1.8.0 a Required Package When Installing FMW or WLS 11g/12c on RHEL7? (Doc ID 2102932.1)

Last updated on MARCH 02, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
- This is applicable to FMW, 11.1.2, and 12c releases including Weblogic Server certified on Red Hat Linux 7


This document confirms if ocfs2-tools-1.8.0 is a Required Package when installing Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g or 12c products on Red Hat 7.

ocfs2-tools-1.8.0 has been documented as a required package on RHEL7 according to Oracle Fusion Middleware System Requirements and Specifications 11g and 12c:

However, ocfs2-tools is no longer available for download for RHEL7 and according to the following bound by a support policy:

<Note 1253272.1> "Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2) Software Support and Update Policy for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supported by Red Hat"

The question is if this is really needed and if so, why?


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