Oracle Linux Review

It is free and provides support for Spacewalk.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are:

  • It’s free.
  • Kernel 4.x.
  • RPM-based.
  • RedHat clone.
  • Support for Spacewalk.
  • Easy and stable upgrades.

How has it helped my organization?

We use Oracle Linux for all Oracle database servers.

What needs improvement?

Updates are very slow in our part of world (Slovenia). Now, we use Spacewalk for distribution of updates, but replication to Spacewalk is slow.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never used support for Oracle Linux.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are still using RHEL 5.x, 6.x and 7.x, SLES 9,10 and 11 and CentOS 6.x and 7.x.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I recommend Oracle Linux to everyone who needs the stability of RHEL and the newest kernel.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate alternatives.

What other advice do I have?

Just use it.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are an important Oracle Partner.
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