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Oracle10g Grid Computing with RAC
Chapter 5 - Preparing Shared Storage

rpm -Uvh oracleasm-support-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm \
     oracleasm-lib-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm \

Once the ASMLib software is installed, the ASM driver needs to be loaded, and the driver file system needs to be mounted. This is achieved by the initialization script, /etc/init.d/oracleasm.

By root privilege, execute the /etc/init.d/oracleasm script with the 'configure' option. It will ask for the user and group that default to owning the ASM driver access point. If the database was running as the 'oracle' user and the 'dba' group, the output would look like this:

[root@ca-test1 /]# /etc/init.d/oracleasm configure

  Configuring the Oracle ASM library driver.

Configuration of CFS or Raw Devices

In the previous sections, we examined the creation and usage of the ASM instance resources. In this section, let us examine how to configure raw devices and Cluster File System. For studying the creation of raw partitions, we will follow a typical Linux environment and raw device configuration. For CFS, we will look into three products PolyServe Matrix Server, OCFS and Veritas CFS

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle 10g Grid & Real Application Clusters
Oracle 10g Grid Computing with RAC
ISBN 0-9744355-4-6

by Mike Ault, Madhu Tumma


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