Oracle Database 12cR1 available on IBM’s Power Systems AIX

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On January 9, 2014, Oracle announced the availability for download of its most current Database version, the 12cR1. Oracle Database 12cR1 is available for the two current versions of AIX, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1.

IBM and Oracle recommend that installations on AIX 6.1 use Technology Level (TL) 9 SP1 or later for ease of installation and supportability. For the AIX 6.1 Operating System, the minimum Technology Level is 7 Service Pack (SP) 3 (“6100-07-03-1207”) or later, 64-bit kernel.

IBM and Oracle recommend that installations on AIX 7.1 use Technology Level 3 SP1 or later for ease of installation and supportability., For AIX 7.1the minimum TL is 1 Service Pack 3 (“7100-01-03-1207”) or later, 64-bit kernel.

The code is available for download from Oracle’s website here

The table below summarizes the availability of Oracle database 12.1.0.1.0 on AIX.

Operating System

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IBM APARS

Recommended AIX TL(1)

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AIX 6.1

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Per Oracle Install Guide

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TL 09 SP1

AIX 7.1

Per Oracle Install Guide

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TL 03 SP1

Customers not using the above recommended TL are advised to use AIX 6.1 TL08 SP3 or AIX 7.1 TL02 SP 3.

 

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