• Image Family: Oracle Linux 8.x
  • Operating System: Oracle Linux
  • Release Date: Oct. 27, 2021

Release Notes:

Notable Changes

The following changes are notable in this image update:

  • Includes OS updates for bug fixes and security patches.
  • Enables the OS Management Service Agent plugin by default.
  • Introduces a new systemd NFS service to mitigate an NFSv4 bug.
  • Updates the dhclient-exit-hook scripts as follows for improved resiliency:
    • Retries added on obtaining invalid Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) name.
    • Retries are done for up to 120 seconds after which an FQDN name that is still invalid results in a failure exit code.

Note that changes to infrastructure such that images depend on can occur outside of the release of a particular image but could impact an image nonetheless. For information about changes that are specific to Oracle Linux images but which occur outside of the image release schedule, see General Notices for Oracle Linux Images.

For more information on Oracle Linux 8.4, see


The current kernel included in this image is:

5.4.17-2102.206.1.el8uek.x86_64 (UEK R6U2)

See Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel: Release Notes for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 Update 2 (5.4.17-2102) for more information.

NVIDIA Fabric Manager, CUDA Packages, and CUDNN Library Information

The NVIDIA Fabric Manager, CUDA development packages, and CUDNN runtime library are installed in this image. These packages are available at the following versions:

  • CUDA: 11.0.3-1
  • CUDNN:
  • Fabric Manager: 450.142.00-1

Package Updates

The following package updates have been made in this image release.

Removed packages:

  • python3-regex-2020.11.13-2.el8
  • python3-hijri-converter-2.1.1-1.0.1.el8
  • python3-terminaltables-3.1.0-1.0.1.el8
  • python3-convertdate-2.3.0-1.0.1.el8
  • python3-pymeeus-0.3.6-2.0.1.el8
  • python3-tzlocal-2.0.0-4.el8
  • python3-jmespath-0.10.0-1.el8
  • python36-oci-cli-3.1.0-1.el8
  • unified-monitoring-agent-2.5.8-0.el8
  • python3-arrow-1.1.1-1.el8
  • python3-dateparser-1.0.0-1.0.1.el8
  • python3-typing-extensions-

Modified packages:

  • cpp updated from 8.4.1-1.0.3.el8 to 8.4.1-1.0.4.el8
  • gcc updated from 8.4.1-1.0.3.el8 to 8.4.1-1.0.4.el8
  • gcc-c++ updated from 8.4.1-1.0.3.el8 to 8.4.1-1.0.4.el8
  • iproute updated from 5.9.0-4.el8 to 5.12.0-1.0.2.el8
  • iproute-tc updated from 5.9.0-4.el8 to 5.12.0-1.0.2.el8
  • kernel-uek updated from 5.4.17-2102.205.7.3.el8uek to 5.4.17-2102.206.1.el8uek
  • kernel-uek-devel updated from 5.4.17-2102.205.7.3.el8uek to 5.4.17-2102.206.1.el8uek
  • libgcc updated from 8.4.1-1.0.3.el8 to 8.4.1-1.0.4.el8
  • libgomp updated from 8.4.1-1.0.3.el8 to 8.4.1-1.0.4.el8
  • libstdc++ updated from 8.4.1-1.0.3.el8 to 8.4.1-1.0.4.el8
  • libstdc++-devel updated from 8.4.1-1.0.3.el8 to 8.4.1-1.0.4.el8
  • oci-linux-config updated from 2.0-1.0.17.el8 to 2.0-1.0.18.el8
  • oracle-cloud-agent updated from 1.15.0-5915.el8 to 1.16.0-6051.el8
  • python36-oci-sdk updated from 2.46.0-1.el8 to 2.47.1-1.el8
  • tzdata updated from 2021a-1.el8 to 2021c-1.el8

Image OCIDs

Region OCID
ap-chuncheon-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-chuncheon-1.aaaaaaaa4pnrcwdiiqe3olvksnp52dnacemt3gvenzjzeiysxuuzy4i5dyxa
ap-hyderabad-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-hyderabad-1.aaaaaaaajycl6ieaeruk5duz7qcmti442mpe2c7b5c7r4d7sjgswtdk2b4mq
ap-melbourne-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-melbourne-1.aaaaaaaack4rktoqp4hlyolzkweybw54nt33p7lsw6bsy2wyqojddgmm2l2a
ap-mumbai-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.aaaaaaaalvvu2vgdmywfyhgazbkltj4cbzfhfvm5uzmebqh4ejsnk7bpkdcq
ap-osaka-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-osaka-1.aaaaaaaappqds2rogjzx2maflywnubt7eizsgzf4jtwtuwjesn3cqazi3edq
ap-seoul-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-seoul-1.aaaaaaaa4u5zhbtonwxeamtqm35i5e2wkpkoumkrqthbst3gvjq2odqa6asq
ap-sydney-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-sydney-1.aaaaaaaauqjyf4p3bkbhvtctvxetstdcppxudw74qt5mkcb3zzmajywd4psq
ap-tokyo-1 ocid1.image.oc1.ap-tokyo-1.aaaaaaaaimy4tx67sqw6q2rngmybknmlqb4pzvh252nqrxve537vxcdj4hia
us-ashburn-1 ocid1.image.oc1.iad.aaaaaaaae3oh2rp7agrkeoounca6plaexutc4jvkm73lzsc5xuzmvqdfvzma
us-phoenix-1 ocid1.image.oc1.phx.aaaaaaaan4wozaispqj3qmoopjdtt56v76qa2qwadxlc636hl4iqmrhlhgya