This section provides information about installing a supported Linux distribution.Complete the minimum hardware configuration before you install the operating system.The package you use depends on your Linux release, and your support status with Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).
The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux is also the kernel used in Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic systems.
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux is used in all benchmark tests on Linux in which Oracle participates, as well as in the Oracle Preinstallation RPM program for x86-64.
Oracle Ksplice, which is part of Oracle Linux, updates the Linux operating system (OS) kernel, while it is running, without requiring restarts or any interruption. If your Linux distribution is Oracle Linux, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and you are an Oracle Linux customer, then you can complete most preinstallation configuration tasks by using the Oracle Preinstallation RPM, available from the Oracle Linux Network, or available on the Oracle Linux DVDs.
For information about a default installation, log on to My Oracle Support: After installation, review system requirements for your distribution to ensure that you have all required kernel packages installed, and complete all other configuration tasks required for your distribution and system configuration.
Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel delivers the latest innovations from upstream development to customers who run Oracle Linux in the data center.Oracle highly recommends deploying the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel in your Oracle Linux environment, especially if you are running enterprise applications.