Does CA Gen 8.6 support Oracle Linux specifically version 7.9

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Article ID: 210269

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CA Gen

Issue/Introduction

Migrating to CA Gen 8.6 using Oracle Linux 7.9 version. 
Oracle Linux is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (REHEL), so is it also supported in the same way as RHEL?

Environment

Release : 8.6
Component : CA Gen General Misc. Questions

Resolution

From CA Gen 8.6 Technical Requirements > Third-Party Software Version > Operating Systems:
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.5 and higher for x86_64 64-bit, or a Linux distribution with the following minimal characteristics:
kernel 3.10.0-862, gcc 4.8.5-28, glibc 2.17-222
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So the key statement is:
"...or a Linux distribution with the following minimal characteristics:kernel 3.10.0-862, gcc 4.8.5-28, glibc 2.17-222"

The Oracle Linux 7.9 announcement page is here:
https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/announcing-the-release-of-oracle-linux-7-update-9
It states:
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Oracle Linux 7 Update 9 is available on 64-bit Arm (aarch64) and 64-bit AMD/Intel (x86-64) based systems. Oracle Linux 7 Update 9 ships with the following kernel packages, which include bug fixes, security fixes, and enhancements:

 - UEK Release 6 (kernel-uek-5.4.17-2011.6.2.el7uek) for x86-64 and aarch64
 - Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) (kernel-3.10.0-1136.el7) for x86-64 only
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The above Red Hat kernel-3.10.0-1136.el7 satisfies the Gen 8.6 minimum required kernel of 3.10.0-862. Therefore using Oracle Linux 7.9 with "Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) (kernel-3.10.0-1136.el7) for x86-64 only" is supported.
For the UEK kernel, Gen 8.6 has not been tested with any UEK release kernels and therefore that kernel is not supported. If a UEK kernel is used any issues encountered would need to be reproduced on a supported version of the Red Hat kernel in order for any new fix/patch to be considered. This is per the documented CA Gen 8.6 > Technical Requirements > General Comments > Support Policy