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Requirements for Installing Oracle Database 12c on RHEL 6 on IBM: Linux on System z (s390x) (Doc ID 1574413.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Products
Linux on IBM Z



This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of Oracle Database / Grid Infrastructure 12c Release 1 (version  (or later)) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (UPDATE 3), 64-bit (s390x). It is highly recommended that RHEL 6 (UPDATE 4) or later is used as issues have been identified with kernels before version 2.6.32-220.


It is NOT the purpose of this NOTE to repeat every "how-to" step that is presented in the 12.1 Installation Guide. 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 covered in "Oracle® Database Installation Guide 12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux"

Before you proceed with Installation, please take time to review every requirement below carefully, to avoid any obvious issues during Installation of binaries.

1. Download the Oracle Database 12.1 Software

The base release software may be downloaded from

This patchset software (which is a full release) may be downloaded from MOS Patches and Updates under Patch 17694377 and it is also available for download from otn:

- Download the Oracle Database 12.1 software from My Oracle Support
Note 1194734.1 Where do I find that on My Oracle Support (MOS) [Video]

- After you download the Software, verify the integrity of the Downloaded Software
Note 549617.1 How To Verify The Integrity Of A Patch/Software Download? [Video]



This procedure is meant for those planning to install Oracle Database / Grid Infrastructure or on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (or later) on the 64-bit (s390x) platform.

These requirements are also applicable when running Oracle 12.2 on IBM Linux on System z RHEL 6.


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