Oracle announces End Of Support (EOS) for Linux patching using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center and recommends customers to use Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c
(Doc ID 2143516.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Applies to:Enterprise Manager Ops Center - Version 11g and later
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Oracle announces End Of Support (EOS) for Linux Patching using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center (for Oracle Enterprise Linux versions >= 6.6)
Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c supports complete lifecycle management of Linux starting from provisioning of Linux on bare metal server to patching. Linux Host Patching is a feature in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control that keeps the hosts in an enterprise updated with security fixes and critical bug fixes, especially in a data center or a server farm. This feature enables customers to set up Linux RPM Repository based on Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) channels, set up a Linux Patching group to update a group of Linux hosts and collect compliance information, allow non-compliant packages to be patched, rollback/uninstall packages from a host among other capabilities.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.1 supports Oracle Linux 6.x and RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x host patching. Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2 will support Oracle Linux 7.x host patching.
With these Linux distributions supported in Oracle Enterprise Manager, it offers customers one management tool to patch all supported flavors of Linux. Patch management chapter in Enterprise Manager Lifecycle Management Administrator’s Guide describes patching capabilities comprehensively.
Enterprise Manager Ops Center supports Oracle Linux 5.x & Oracle Linux 6.x up to 6.5 versions. Lifetime support policy as described here are applicable for both Oracle Linux and Enterprise Manager Ops Center releases. Beyond that, Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c would be the only management tool for Linux patch management to patch all supported Linux versions
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