RDBPROD: Comprehensive Rdb Versions and Compatibility Matrix
(Doc ID 66729.1)
Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 6.0 and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS VAX
List the versions of Oracle Rdb, indicating the support status and compatibility of each.
|Release 7.3||Release 7.2||Release 7.1||Release 7.0||Release 6.1||Release 6.0|
May 17, 2019 - UPD 03 for 18.104.22.168 added
Jul 16, 2018 - UPD 01 for 22.214.171.124 added
Jun 14, 2018 - Version 126.96.36.199 replaced
May 29, 2018 - Version 188.8.131.52 added
Apr 9, 2018 - i6 (Kittson) certification added
Nov 20, 2017 - UPD 05 for 184.108.40.206 added
Nov 6, 2017 - UPD 03 for 220.127.116.11 added
Sep 19, 2017 - UPD 02 for 18.104.22.168 added
Note: For specifics on the Oracle Rdb Extension for Oracle Enterprise Manager 9i release, see the SQL/Services, SQL*Net for Rdb, ODBC, JDBC, and OEM Supported Versions, My Oracle Support page (Article ID: 73657.1).
A check for the OpenVMS operating system version and supported hardware platforms is performed both at installation time and at runtime. If either a non-certified version of OpenVMS or hardware platform is detected during installation, the installation will abort. If a non-certified version of OpenVMS or hardware platform is detected at runtime, Oracle Rdb will not start.
At this time, Oracle Rdb 22.214.171.124 and Oracle Rdb 126.96.36.199 and higher are certified with OpenVMS 8.4-1H1.
Oracle Rdb 188.8.131.52 and higher are certified on OpenVMS 8.4-1H1, 8.4-2 and 8.4-2L1 i4 systems from VMS Software Inc.
Oracle Rdb 184.108.40.206 and higher are certified on OpenVMS 8.4-2L1 i6 (Kittson) systems from VMS Software Inc.
NOTE: Oracle Rdb 220.127.116.11 requires OpenVMS 8.4 or higher
NOTE: Oracle Rdb 18.104.22.168 requires OpenVMS 8.4 or higher
NOTE: Oracle Rdb 22.214.171.124 requires OpenVMS 8.4 or higher
NOTE: Oracle Rdb 126.96.36.199 requires OpenVMS 8.4 or higher
NOTE: Oracle Rdb 7.3.x requires processor EV56 or higher
Oracle Rdb Engineering support is provided for the following releases and platforms:
- Oracle Rdb7 Release 188.8.131.52 on OpenVMS
Extended support for Oracle Rdb7 Release 7.2.* ended July 2017.
Without this support, you will get the 'best effort' attempt as with all other versions.
Beginning with Oracle Rdb 7.3.0, the pre-EV56 Alpha kits are no longer provided and pre-EV56 processors are no longer supported.
Oracle Rdb versions prior to V7.3 are no longer supported by Rdb engineering. No additional patches will be created for these versions. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to the Rdb 7.3 release. Oracle Support Services analysts will make a 'best effort' attempt to resolve any customer problems with older releases.
For more information about support and lifetime policy, see the white paper about Oracle Lifetime Support Policy, particularly the section: Oracle Rdb and Oracle CODASYL DBMS Releases.
You can download the latest release from the Patches & Updates section of My Oracle Support, or use the links provided below.
The Rdb release dates and operating system versions for OpenVMS (Itanium, Alpha or VAX), are listed in the tables below. The Product Compatibility contains the software and operating system requirements for Oracle Rdb.
In these tables, "Release" refers to the product's released name in Oracle format. "Release Date" refers to the date when the release was first available to customers. "RMU/Show Version" refers to the version string displayed by the RMU /Show Version command. "Old Format" refers to the format used by Digital.
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