This video tutorial shows Oracle Linux Server 7.4 Installation and overview on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Oracle Linux 7.4 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Oracle Linux for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.
1- Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
2- Start Oracle Linux Server 7.4 (Oracle Linux 7 Update 4) Installation
3- Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Oracle Linux Server
4- Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard
5- Oracle Linux Server 7.4 Overview
Oracle Linux Server 7.4 New Features and Improvements
Oracle Linux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution supported by Oracle and built from source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Some of the special features of Oracle Linux include a custom build and rigorously tested Linux kernel called Oracle Unbreakable Kernel, tight integration with Oracle’s hardware and software products including most database applications, and zero downtime patching feature that enables administrators to update the kernel without a reboot. Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 is an updated build of the enterprise-class Linux distribution built from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 but featuring its own unbreakable kernel. Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 continues to enhance your security stance with several new capabilities. UEFI Secure Boot is a system in Secure Boot mode loads only those boot loaders and kernels that have been signed by Oracle. Oracle has updated the kernel and GRUB 2 packages to sign them with a valid Extended Validation (EV) certificate. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud. In-place upgrades from Oracle Linux 6.5 to Oracle Linux 7 is supported.
Oracle Linux Website: https://www.oracle.com/linux/index.html
Download Oracle Linux Server 7.4 ISO: https://community.oracle.com/docs/DOC-917963
Oracle Linux Server 7 Minimum System Requirements
You can install Oracle Linux 7 on x86-64 systems with up to 2048 logical CPUs and 64 TB of memory. The theoretical upper limit is 5120 logical CPUs and 64 TB of memory, but Oracle has not tested this configuration. A minimum of 2 logical CPUs and 1 GB of memory per logical CPU is recommended. Although the minimum disk space required for installation is 1GB, a minimum of 5 GB is recommended.
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