Oracle Linux Review

We use it to implement a virtualized environment. The documentation can be improved.


What is most valuable?

KSPlice feature that allows you to install kernel updates within a live environment without downtime.

How has it helped my organization?

Less downtime during updates installations.

What needs improvement?

The documentation of the product can be improved. It often lacks a lot of documentation, but so do a lot of Oracle solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I am not the end customer, but I have been supporting the product for a year now.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered during deployment. Very smooth deployment

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a few stability issues because of the hardware that we used. For the most part, it is a very stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I do the technical support with the help of Oracle.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was a straightforward implementation.

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

The product is a part of an Oracle Enterprise Solution. You only pay for support to use the product. It is a free product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We wanted to implement a virtualized environment under the Oracle VM for x86. This was the right product for that, so we did not look at any other products.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great product to have. It is even better to run it on Oracle hardware.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are Oracle Gold Partners and field delivery partners, i.e., one of the two in the country.
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