Dude wrote:There are no changes, it's just been built for OL6. The userspace oracleasmlib library has nothing to do with storage hardware.
So far I used http://download.oracle.com/otn_software/asmlib/oracleasmlib-2.0.4-1.el5.x86_64.rpm under OL6.2 without a problem, but I'm only for playing around in VirtualBox. Is the new version going to support more specific storage hardware, what are the changes?
Dude wrote:It's not nonsense. ASMlib provides an optimised direct I/O path for ASM to block devices on Linux (both multipath and non-multipath devices). It also provides a much simpler administration mechanism for marking ASM devices, discovering those devices and configuring the appropriate permission for those devices. While it's optional, I find ASMlib much easier to work with. However, you can do everything you need to do with ASMlib with udev and multipathd.
Is this nonsense? What is the real story about Linux ASMLib and what exactly does oracleasmlib do?
user10179825 wrote:We are not releasing oracleasmlib for RHEL6, or by extension, CentOS 6 either. You need to use Oracle Linux 6 instead. A ULN subscription is required to obtain oracleasmlib from ULN.
I have a VM running CentOS 6.2 operating system. I am looking to install ASM and cannot find ASMLib package for this OS version. I can't find a supported version otn. Does any one have tried installing ASMLib, say for RHEL 5 in RHEL 6 installation (this is same as Centos 6.)
user10273011 wrote:It's not dishonest: we're upfront about it, as is Red Hat. They've made it more difficult for us to support their kernel, so in turn we've made the commercial decision to only support Oracle kernel modules, i.e. oracleasm and ocfs2, in our own kernel. Note that both of these modules are GPL, so it's Red Hat's decision not to include them. Novell includes both in SUSE Enterprise, while Red Hat actively removes OCFS2 from the upstream kernel sources before building their kernel.
That's oracle's dishonesty, they trying to steal customers from RH, I can testify to that as I have been approached by oracle offering support for RH,
user10273011 wrote:We are neither releasing asmlib for RHEL6 nor forcing people to use our Linux. You can quite successfully use ASM on RHEL6: ASMlib is not mandatory. It just makes managing ASM devices simpler and provides a more efficient I/O path through the kernel.
Is oracle releasing asmlib for RHEL 6.x or not? why this partiality, why oracle forcing people to use their linux.