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Requirements for Installing Oracle Database/Client on OL8 or RHEL8 64-bit (x86-64) (Doc ID 2738613.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 19, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition
Linux x86-64


This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of Oracle Database release On Oracle Linux 8 (or higher) or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (or higher) 64-bit (x86-64).

It is NOT the purpose of this NOTE to repeat every "how-to" step that is presented in the Oracle Database 19c 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 adequately covered in "Oracle® Database Installation Guide 12c for Linux"


This procedure is meant for those Planning / Installing Single Instance Oracle Database on Oracle Linux 8 (or higher) or RHEL 8 (or higher) 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) RHEL 8

This procedure is not to be followed for  Planning / Installing Grid Infrastructure (GI) or any other Oracle products,because of the following important reason-

From URL -

Oracle Grid Infrastructure Release 12c Release 1 ( is not supported on Oracle Linux 8.1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1. To install Oracle Real Applications Clusters (Oracle RAC) 12c Release 1 ( on Oracle Linux 8.1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, first install Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c and then install Oracle RAC

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



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 Minimum Hardware Requirements
 Certified Operating System
 Kernel requirements
 Storage Checklist for Oracle Database
 Minimum Operating System Software/RPM Requirements
 Running Oracle Database Setup Wizard to Install Oracle Database
 Known Issues

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