ERROR: Oracle VM Manager can not be installed on a 64 bit Oracle Linux version 6.7

While rebuilding my OVM at home, I hit a new bug with the 3.3.3 installer. Being a fresh rebuilt, I had decided to go with the latest and greatest version of OVM. This went great until I went to install the OVM Manager software. There I hit a new bug when the prerequisites were being checked.


Wait as sec, this IS an Oracle Linux 6.7 build.. the latest and greatest version of 6 available. What is going on here? Well, it turns out Oracle make a change in the scripts, forcing the check to get confused with “Redhat” vs “Oracle”. So the quick fix is to simply rename the /etc/oracle-release file.

$ ./
Oracle VM Manager Release 3.3.3 Installer Oracle VM Manager Installer log file:
Please select an installation type:
    1: Install
    2: Upgrade
    3: Uninstall
    4: Help
    Select Number (1-4): 1
Starting production with local database installation …
Verifying installation prerequisites …
Oracle VM Manager can only be installed on a 64 bit Oracle Linux version 5.5
and higher.
Current version is ‘oracle’ version ‘6.7’
Configuration verification failed …



Well, it kinda is a fix, but you have to rename both the start and end of the file. In my case, I renames it to “/etc/temp_oracle-release_temp.

After that the installer ran for a bit, but again failed! This time with the error;

Preparing to launch the Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2015-08-28_10-20-22PM

Log: /u01/app/oracle/oraInventory/logs/install2015-28_10-20-22PM.log

Copyright (c) 1996, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Reading response file..

Expected result: One of enterprise-4,enterprise-5,enterprise-6,redhat-6,redhat-4,redhat-5,SuSE-10,SuSE-11

Actual Result: redhat-n/a

Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed <<<<

Problem: This Oracle software is not certified on the current operating system.

Recommendation: Make sure you are installing the software on the correct platform.

Warning: Check:CertifiedVersions failed.

Expected result: 1.7

Actual Result: 1.7.0_79

Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed

CheckJDKVersion Check: Success.

Verifying data……

Copying Files…


So a little more digging, and it looks like lsb_release is broken once the /etc/oracle-release file is moved. So a quick “fix” is top change the CHECKFIRST to “/etc/redhat-release” from “/etc/oracle-release” in /usr/bin/lsb_release

This is in no way a perfect fix, but it does get around the install issue. Hopefully Oracle will have a patch for this soon.


# Defines the data files

INFO_ROOT=”/etc”                              # directory of config files

INFO_LSB_FILE=”lsb-release”                   # where to get LSB version

INFO_LSB_DIR=”lsb-release.d”                  # where to get LSB addon modules

INFO_DISTRIB_SUFFIX=”release”                 # <distrib>-<suffix>

ALTERNATE_DISTRIB_FILE=”/etc/debian_version”  # for Debian [based distrib]

ALTERNATE_DISTRIB_NAME=”Debian”               #     “

CHECKFIRST=”/etc/redhat-release”              # check it before file search


So, kicked off the installer a second time, and I was up and running in OVM in about 15 minutes.

Hopefully this helps you, but based on my “fixes” I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few other challenges with 6.7. if you hit any, please drop me a note.

8 Replies to “ERROR: Oracle VM Manager can not be installed on a 64 bit Oracle Linux version 6.7”

    • You can do this, but then you may miss other prereq checks. Look for an updated installer soon from Oracle that fixes this issue. 🙂

  1. Hello everyone !
    I have an error while installing ovm manager 3.4.2 on linux 6.3 64bit in 3rd step failed installation weblogic server 12c and adf

    ovm.installer.weblogic ERROR Failed to install Oracle Weblogic Server 12c and ADF …

    could you please help me to solve this error!

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