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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Recommended OS for Oracle

    Hi there,
    I would like to get some opinons and experiences on what is considered the most reliable Operating system to run Oracle on.

    Thanks

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    Re: Recommended OS for Oracle

    I like solaris (for example 2.8).

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    Cool

    SUN Solaris is rock solid - if you are UNIX fan. RedHat and SuSE are following on the Linux front.

    If you are Windows bound - then Windows 2000 AS is your only choice.

    It all depends on your application, hardware, support staff and scalability requirements. Hard to cluster 8 nodes on Windows or Linux !!!


    Hope that helps,

    clio_usa
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    You can't go wrong with Solaris...

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    Re: Recommended OS for Oracle

    Originally posted by Dal
    Hi there,
    I would like to get some opinons and experiences on what is considered the most reliable Operating system to run Oracle on.

    Thanks
    I agree that Solaris is the best, although when I tried installing Oracle 8i on Solaris 9 the Java-based GUIs (such as SQL*Plus worksheet) would crash. Those Solaris 9 problems may be fixed by now, but I've gone back to tried-and-true Solaris 8.

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    Cool

    Never had such issue on more than 10 E450's for the last six months.

    Did you apply the patches for your 9i version? What kind of server are you using? How much RAM it does have?


    Hope that helps,

    clio_usa
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    Originally posted by clio_usa
    Never had such issue on more than 10 E450's for the last six months.

    Did you apply the patches for your 9i version? What kind of server are you using? How much RAM it does have?


    Hope that helps,

    clio_usa
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    Actually the Oracle version was 8i and Solaris was 9. At the time Solaris 9 was brand new & there were no patches out for it.

    The I had it installed in a test environment (i.e., no users) on an Ultra 5 with 256M of memory and an Ultra 10 with 512M.

    Thanks,
    Nancy

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    Oracle 8i is definetelly certified on Solaris 9. I will go with the 512 Mb RAM since the OS takes more memory than the Solaris 8.

    If you want to run Intel hardware - then Linux (RedHat) will be th eno-brainer choice.


    Hope that helps,

    clio_usa
    OCP - DBA

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