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Requirements for Installing Oracle Database/Client on OL8 or RHEL8 64-bit (x86-64) (Doc ID 2988626.1)

Last updated on MAY 14, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Backup Service
Oracle Database Cloud Service
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service
Linux x86-64


This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of Oracle 11gR2 RDBMS release on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (or higher 8.x version), 64-bit (x86-64).  These guidelines apply to cluster (RAC) or standalone / single instances.

It is NOT the purpose of this NOTE to repeat every "how-to" step that is presented in the 11gR2 Installation Guide manual. For example this NOTE does not include how to create the Linux OS account named "oracle", nor does it cover how to set environment variables. Both are adequately covered in Chapter 2 "Oracle Database Pre-installation Requirements" of the 11gR2 Installation Guide manual.

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This procedure is meant for those planning/installing Oracle 11gR2 RDBMS release on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 (or higher 8.x version) on the 64-bit (x86-64) platform. Since it is the expressed goal to keep Oracle Linux (OL) functionally IDENTICAL to RHEL, this NOTE is also completely applicable to 64-bit (x86-64) OL 8.2 (or higher 8.x version).

Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g Release 2 ( is not supported on Oracle Linux 8.2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2. To install Oracle Real Applications Clusters (Oracle RAC) 11g Release 2 ( on Oracle Linux 8.2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2, first install Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c and then install Oracle RAC 11g Release 2 (

For more information about installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c release on Oracle Linux 8, see the 19c Oracle Database Release Notes:



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 Minimum Hardware Requirements
 Certified Operating System
 Kernel requirements
 Minimum Operating System Software/RPM Requirements
 Installing Oracle Database
 Known Issues

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