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Requirements for Installing Oracle Database/Client 12.1.0.2 on OL8 or RHEL8 64-bit (x86-64) (Doc ID 2738613.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64

Purpose

This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 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"

Scope

This procedure is meant for those Planning / Installing Single Instance Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 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

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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 - https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/LADBN/toc.htm#BABDCHGH

Oracle Grid Infrastructure Release 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) 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 (12.1.0.2) on Oracle Linux 8.1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, first install Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c and then install Oracle RAC 12.1.0.2.

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

https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/19/rnrdm/linux-platform-issues.html#GUID-254C296D-F61D-49FC-827C-0F5CB8528C56

 

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 Storage Checklist for Oracle Database
 Minimum Operating System Software/RPM Requirements
 Running Oracle Database Setup Wizard to Install Oracle Database
 Known Issues
 ADDITIONAL NOTES
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