Linux x86 for Amazon EC2 ? - Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Beta(Archived)

First: Thanks for the release !
Is it likely that the final release will be available on 32bit Linux?
It would be great as the XE would perfectly fit on the EC2 Small instance ... 

The current plan is to just do 64 bit Linux.

The current plan is to just do 64 bit Linux.
Are there any particular reasons as to why only 64bit Linux might be considered?

When you gotta pick just one to do, you gotta pick the dominant and trending one. 

It would be nice to have a 32 bit linux version and with the 1GB memory limitation I can't see a big advantage in running 64 bit. And wouldn't a 32 bit linux version run happily on a 64 bit OS anyway??

thanks for the answer.
I understand you have to limit number of platforms ... but 32bit would be great :-(

have been dreaming 64bit XE for years - finally :)
between 32bit vs 64bit - I prefer 64bit on Linux 

How about
which is OEL 5.5 32bit
which is Oracle Database 32bit on OEL 5 Update 4
Hemant K Chitale 

How do you run 64-bit XE on those? :) 

There's an article on Pythian on how to go about this ...


8-way SMP with Solaris 8 x86

We're pondering the purchase of two 8CPU Intel boxes to run Oracle Parallel server. Since Oracle Parallel Server has not been ported to Linux, we'll need to run Solaris x86.
Now, my question: Does Solaris 8 x86 support 8 CPUs? I called Sun and was told no and e-mailed them and was told yes. So, I got two different answers. Can anyone point me to a definative answer?
Mike, Oracle Parallel server is not supported on Intel Solaris. ;-) check with Oracle (this should be true for 8.1.6 and maybe also 8.1.5). I do not believe you want to turn to Oracle7 in these modern days... 
And BTW Oracle does not utilize more than 4 processors on Intel. Again see > Sun, there is availability and descriptions of products...

64bit x86 build?

Hello all,
Im just configuring up a load of Sun kit to best decide which hardware route to take. The usual suspects are there including T2000's, v490's etc. We also have some X4200's. Im wondering why i can't allocate 6gb to entry cache, the possible limit we will need.
I then file the ns-slapd process to find its a 32bit binary, once i pick myself off the floor from laughing too hard, im thinking... thats pants!
Any idea if/when the 64bit version is landing, or shall I just not bother with x86 architecture for the next 10years?
cheers, and thanks for listening ;) 
Directory Server 6.0 will be delivered as a 64bit application for Solaris 10 x64 (AMD processors), Solaris 9 and 10 Sparc, HP-UX 11i (PA-RISC).

No support for Oracle Solaris?

I am glad that Oracle is finally moving forward with 11XE but I was hoping that there'd be a version for Solaris. This sort of leaves me with the impression that Oracle is not really that committed to Solaris. Did they change their slogan to "Engineered to work with Windows instead of our own OS"?
Hi Bjoern,
there hasn't been a Solaris version in the release for XE 10.2 either. Of course, Solaris hadn't been part of the company at the time this version was released, but Solaris had been a major platform before. On the other hand, Solaris is treated as a professional OS you usually pay and get support for, so why would anybody deploy unsupported software on that platform? ;)
Concerning on "our own OS" - XE is running on Oracle Linux. ;)
Edited by: Udo on 08.04.2011 11:22
Just another thought: Solaris is actually at least two platforms (x86 and Sparc). Sparc usually isn't very attractive if you can use just one logical CPU. If you use x86, you're already close to Linux.
And to make that point about the supported version clear: You usually have it because you already run a supported license of the database, so you won't need XE as an alternative. In combination with the limitations, I'd rather setup a linux box with a powerful CPU to host XE.

11g on linux 1CPU ?

Hi all,
is it posible install 11g Express edition on 1CPU/1GB RAM os-linux open suse 11.2 32?
I have 10g install should I need reinstall or upgrade to 11?
Edited by: useruseruser on Apr 27, 2011 3:23 AM 
as for now, the 11g XE beta only comes with a x86-64 release, so you won't be able to install it on that machine. Currently, there are no plans to release a 32bit edition.
See the following thread, where this has been discussed before: {thread:id=2201349}
Concerning the update, I recommend reading
Also, OpenSuse is not on the certified list per [url]requirements section for the 64 bit release. OEL might be worth a look if you're planning for XE. 
Despite that list, XE actually can be installed and run on other Linux distros as well, including OpenSuSE, Debian and Ubuntu, as has been proved by others in this forum.
Of course, it may happen that the installation doesn't run smooth, but actually, even 11.2 EE runs on OpenSUSE (which has a pretty similar layout compared to SLES) and Debian/Ubuntu, so I guess this won't get worse with XE.
thanks for reply, I m still using 10g xe / 32 byte, until next time when 11g linux/32 version be completed

11gxe for 32 bit linux

I far as I understood there is no 11gr2 xe for 32 bit. Thats very bad Idea because I am using
xe on my linux netbook to show costumers the advantage of using oracle.
Is this really no longer possible in the future ?
Peter Schläger 
Hi Peter,
well, there's a package for Windows 32bit...
The number of CPUs that don't support x86-64 will descrease, as even recent Atom- and AMDs Fusion CPUs are capable of running 64bit. I understand it could be interesting to have a 32bit Linux package for "legacy" support, but I guess the decision to cut that out for XE it is a tradeoff for release efforts.
But perhaps this won't be relevant for you when the final release is out, as you may have a netbook with 64bit support then. If not, you still have the 10.2 XE release on that platform. Probably not satisfactory, but better than nothing.
32 bit linux support is critical when running XE for testing purposes on small virtualized machines like slicehost or linode. 64 bit CPUs perform terribly on vhosts due to the increased memory usage. 
It would also be very nice to be able to upgrade (otherwise very happily running) production 10G XE instances to 11G XE when it is released, for both security and functionality purposes. I have had a range of XE instances in production some of which have been upgraded to SE/EE but also some of which are definitely still running on 32 bit OSes and some of those have 32bit processors in the obviously slightly old hardware. 32bit linux is the sweet spot of XE for me. 
Couldnt agree more! 32-bit Linux version is absolutely critical... 
See {thread:id=2201349} about only 64-bit for linux based platforms.
Edited by: orafad on May 17, 2011 9:59 AM