Oracle Linux 7.2 released ships with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3

Oracle Linux 7.2 recently released, is the second update release for Oracle Linux 7 Update 2. A notable feature in this release is MySQL 5.6 Community Edition can now be installed directly with the Anaconda installer or kickstart.

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Oracle Linux 7 Update 2 ships with the following kernel packages:

  • Red Hat Compatible Kernel (kernel-3.10.0-327.el7) for x86-64
  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-98.7.1.el7uek) for x86-64

By default, both the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel are installed and the system boots the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

Oracle Linux 7.2 Changelog:

  • The, makedumpfile can now use sadump format for kernel dumps of more than 16 TB of physical memory
  • During non-graphical installations, kdump can now be configured at the time of install
  • OpenSCAP has been upgraded to version 1.2.5
  • Administrators may now configure kdump during non-graphical installations

For more details on these and other new features and changes in Oracle Linux 7 Update 2, please consult the release notes in the Oracle Linux Product Documentation Library.

You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux Yum Server and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

 
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