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Category Archives: Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 7.0

Support for Oracle Linux 7.0 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.5 Update 1

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Oracle Linux 6.5

Support for Oracle Linux 6.5 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.5

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3

Support for Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.0 Update 2, ESXi 5.0 Update 3, ESXi 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.5

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Oracle Linux 5.10

Support for Oracle Linux 5.10 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.0 Update 2, ESXi 5.0 Update 3, ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.1 Update 1 and ESXi 5.5

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

OS Releases No Longer Supported

The release of vSphere 5.5 announces the following guest operating system releases are no longer supported:

  • CentOS 4.5-4.8
  • CentOS 5.0-5.5
  • CentOS 6.0
  • Debian 5.0.x
  • Debian 4.0
  • FreeBSD 6.x
  • Netware
  • OS/2 Warp
  • Oracle Linux 4.5-4.8
  • Oracle Linux 5.0-5.5
  • Oracle Linux 6.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5-4.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2-5.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP0, 10 SP1 and 10 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 SP0, 9 SP1, 9 SP2 and 9 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 8 SP3 and 8 SP4
  • Ubuntu 10.10, 9.10, 9.04, 8.10 and 8.04.x
  • Windows NT
  • All 16-bit Windows releases (Windows 98, Window 95 and Microsoft DOS)

If you are currently running a guest operating system that is at the Terminated support level, VMware recommends moving to a newer release immediately. VMware support does not provide assistance with any issues relating to this operating system release. More information on support levels are available at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2015161

For more information about software support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Oracle Linux 6.4

Support for Oracle Linux 6.4 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESXi 5.0 Update 2 and ESXi 5.1

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Oracle Linux 5.9

Support for Oracle Linux 5.9 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESX 4.1 Update 2 , ESX 4.1 Update 3, ESXi 5.0 Update 1, ESXi 5.0 Update 2 and ESXi 5.1

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux

The release of vSphere 5.1 introduces support for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel on ESXi 5.1, with the following support considerations:

  • The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel includes select drivers for VMware paravirtual devices.
  • Prebuilt kernel modules are not included in VMware tools for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernels on ESXi 5.1.

For more information about software support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Oracle Linux 6.3

Support for Oracle Linux 6.3 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESX 4.1 Update 2 and ESXi 5.0 Update 1

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide

Oracle Linux 5.8

Support for Oracle Linux 5.8 has been introduced for these products:

  • ESX 4.1 Update 2 and ESXi 5.0

For more information about software and hardware support, please check the VMware Compatibility Guide