Oracle Linux is certainly a viable option for anyone looking to replace CentOS. It’s also one of the best distributions for using with the Oracle Database. This is especially true for those users who tend to go the TL:DR route. In fact, I walked away from my Oracle Linux testing seriously impressed. The OS was fast, stable, and just as easy to use as any RHEL-based distribution.
But once you get Oracle Linux 8 up and running, what are your next steps? Can you just dive right in and deploy it to production? You could, but you’d be much better served to take a few quick steps before doing so. This PDF download from TechRepublic Premium shows you the steps.