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Requirements for Installing Oracle Database/Client 21c on OL8 or RHEL8 64-bit (x86-64) (Doc ID 2971453.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 21.3 and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of Oracle Database 21c 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 21c 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 21c for Linux"


This procedure is meant for those Planning / Installing Oracle Database 21c 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) OL 8

Oracle Grid Infrastructure & RAC 21c are also certified on OL / RHEL 8.However,In view of differences in the RPM & other requirements,This procedure is not to be followed for  Planning / Installing Grid Infrastructure (GI) or any other Oracle products.


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In this Document
 Minimum Hardware Requirements
 Certified Operating System
 Kernel requirements
 Storage Checklist for Oracle Database
 Database Pre-Install RPM Download Links(External & Internal Repositories)
 Minimum Operating System Software/RPM Requirements
 Running Oracle Database Setup Wizard to Install Oracle Database
 Known Issues

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