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Oracle Unbreakable Linux

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Hi there,

We need to install Oracle Unbreakable Linux, but we don't know where we can get it.

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Where can we download the latest version?
Where can we get instructions on how to properly install it?
Is it free?
What are the system requirements?

Thank you,
- Christian
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- Download at https://edelivery.oracle.com/linux

- Installation guide at http://oracle-base.com/articles/linux/oracle-linux-6-installation.php

- "Free to download and distribute, including patches and updates" (from oracle.com)

- further reading, including system specs: http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/product/overview/index.html?ssSourceSiteId=ocomde
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it's free, but you get no support
after you agree to the terms and conditions, you may receive a notice that your download access is delayed while your account is reviewed for compliance with export laws; just be mindful of that in case this is something you are trying to get immediately
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It is free but you have to pay for the support. Were you being told what is the reason you need OEL?

You should take a look at the following FAQ -

http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/027617.pdf
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Hi everyone,

Thanks very much for all your answers.

With regards to the files at edelivery.oracle.com, I found these files.  Which files should I download to get Oracle Unbreakable Linux?

As well, how do I know after I install Oracle that I have the Unbreakable version??

Thanks,
- Christian
Oracle-Linux.JPG
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you want the one in the middle
the first 2 contain the source code
wouldn't hurt to download the boot iso also but the 3rd one is the one you need for the installation
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Thank you.  How can I check this install or any other to ensure it is the Unbreakable version?

Thanks,
- Christian
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if you do uname -r you will see uek in the description
you will see the kernel build then .el6uek.x86_64 at the end
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Thank you, your answers helped a lot!
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