The Oracle Linux operating system delivers leading performance, scalability, reliability and security for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. Oracle Linux Support offers access to award-winning Oracle support resources and Linux support specialists, zero-downtime updates using Ksplice, additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager and lifetime support, all at a low cost. Unlike many other commercial Linux distributions, Oracle Linux is easy to download and completely free to use, distribute and update.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive kernel and application tracing with DTrace

  • Free to use, free to distribute, free to update

  • Zero-downtime kernel and user space updates with Ksplice

  • Linux management and high availability at no additional charge for Oracle Linux Support customers

  • Optimized for Oracle, including Oracle Database and Oracle Applications

Discover how Oracle Linux and Ksplice enabled United Airlines to eliminate vulnerabilities, enable security compliance, and roll out patches with zero downtime.

Read more about the Oracle Linux Pillars of Protection in our whitepaper.

VAST is Honored to be the Oracle Linux North American Partner of the Year for 2018 and 2019

Oracle is the only vendor in the industry that offers a complete Linux-based solution stack – applications, middleware, database, management tools, operating system, virtualization, and hardware. With Oracle as your Linux support provider, you have a single point of contact for all your support needs. Oracle delivers enterprise-class support for Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, including premier backports, indemnification and testing.

Oracle Support for Oracle Linux installations is significantly lower in cost than competing vendors’ Linux support. You are free to decide which of your systems should be covered by a support subscription, and at which level each of them should be supported. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for both your development and production systems. You decide which support coverage is the best for each of your systems individually, while keeping all of them up-to-date and secure with the same level of bug fixes and security errata.

Oracle Linux is also the Linux development standard at Oracle. The same Oracle products customers deploy in their data center and in the cloud were developed using Oracle Linux. In addition, Oracle understands mission-critical application requirements and Oracle Linux is developed and tested to provide the reliability, scalability, security and performance for these demanding enterprise workloads.

Key Benefits

Lower costs by only paying for support on the systems you want supported


Increase security by applying patches sooner and minimizing time spent troubleshooting and updating

Improve performance of Oracle software and hardware


Proven performance and reliability in Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle Cloud