You are correctly in your answer.
I had the same problem, as the major Server´s vendor just homologated Suse or RedHat. And at that time I asked help to DELL and ORACLE, but their technicians acted as robots, following the guidelines not listening anything I said.
And Mr. Bergeró , nowaday it is better have a good extra-support provided by Oracle, and it is directly related the OS you have, as Guzman told us. Obviously, if your boss would go to Debian (I love Debian), just write down a cust/benefit list to him (via email), showing all caveats, as the decision is up to him...
José Cláudio Claudelino
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De: Jose Guzman [mailto:email@example.com]
Enviada em: 2011-10-28 13:12
Assunto: Re: Oracle on Debian.. or Red Hat?
If you have any support from Oracle, it will be useless the moment they figure out you are not running their software on a supported OS. If you don't ever need their direct support (ie. open a case and send requested log files, etc), you may get away running Oracle on Debian.
I did it a long time ago, back in the 8i days. It ran better on Debian than on the supported Suse version we had to install it on later due to a manager's paranoia. Just be sure you are using the same library versions that the supported redhat offers. But test for yourself as Carlos suggests to be sure.
OTH, you may entice your sysadmins to play with redhat by suggesting them that being savvy in it may add value to their resumes.
If you choose to go the redhat way, I suggest you use the oracle version of redhat (oracle enterprise linux), as they've made it ridiculously easy to install and support their products (yum repos and a package called something like: oracle-install-ready.rpm).
On 10/28/2011 09:00 AM, Carlos Bergero wrote:
> Just to mess with you, you have a couple of Oracle over RH and other
> over Debian, if they have similar load/use/etc, cant you get some
> stability measures from both servers and evaluate it? May be you
> already try this, so sorry but that would be the best evaluation.
> El 03/06/11 01:55, Timur Irmatov escribió:
>> Currently all our servers run Debian, with just a couple of Oracle
>> servers under Red Hat. We have a couple Oracle servers under Debian
>> too. We're using Red Hat because our consultant says that Oracle runs
>> much more stable with Red Hat than Debian. Our team of system
>> administrators prefers Debian and does not want to support Red Hat
>> servers, if possible.
>> Do you have any strong evidence/ experience that support this claim
>> that Red Hat is better for Oracle than Debian? Any advice on this?
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