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Informix 12 or 14 on Centos 8

  • 1.  Informix 12 or 14 on Centos 8

    Posted Thu July 02, 2020 10:51 AM

    Hello everyone,

     

    Centos 8 operating system does not appear on the "supported" operating systems list (for Informix 12 or 14) yet.  Will this change soon?

     

    Do you have any production implementations already running this combination?   

     

    Thank you,

     

    Hal

     

    Hal Maner

    M Systems International, Inc.

    Phone: +1 (919) 493-6012 ext.4009

    hmaner@msystemsintl.com

    www.msystemsintl.com

     



  • 2.  RE: Informix 12 or 14 on Centos 8

    Posted Thu July 02, 2020 11:10 AM

    I have 14.10.FC3 (and CSDK, HDR, RSS, ER, Connection Managers) running under the latest CentOS 8 (full yum update - regularly).
    I also have 12.10.FC13 (I think :) ) running on CentOS 8

    So, it works, but as you say, it does not appear on the Supported list.



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    Jon Ritson
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  • 3.  RE: Informix 12 or 14 on Centos 8

    Posted Thu July 02, 2020 11:35 AM
    Hal,

    I have run benchmarks on both Centos 8 and 7 and Informix performs very much better on Centos 7.  I would not use 8 in production yet.

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    Lester Knutsen
    President and Principal Database Consultant
    Advanced DataTools Corporation
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  • 4.  RE: Informix 12 or 14 on Centos 8

    Posted Thu July 02, 2020 01:42 PM

    Thank you Jon and Lester for your replies.

     

    I was not surprised at all to hear there are production instances already (I also went, quite a few times, with the new os version and the same old Informix version that was not officially supported and never had a problem over these many years).

     

    I was surprised by what I heard from Lester and this is indeed very important to know, thank you!   Will stay with Centos 7 for now on this instance.

     

    Hal

     






  • 5.  RE: Informix 12 or 14 on Centos 8

    Posted Fri July 03, 2020 07:33 AM
    Hi Lester

    What did you find were the main reasons for deciding against using CentOS 8 just yet and was that for IDS 12.10 or 14.10.

    Bst Rgds

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    Kirit Rana
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  • 6.  RE: Informix 12 or 14 on Centos 8

    Posted Fri July 03, 2020 09:21 AM
    Hello, we ´re using RHEL 8 and 14.10FC3WE - i dont recordnized any problems or slowdowns? Which Version you tested with? Thanks

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    Marc Demhartner
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