4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2012 9:17 AM by rukbat

    asmlib for Redhat Linux 6.3


      From where I can download asmlib packages for Redhat Linux 6.3 x86_64 ? (2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64)

        • 1. Re: asmlib for Redhat Linux 6.3
          There are no ASMLib kernel drivers for RHEL 6 kernels. However, the Oracle UEK kernel has drivers for ASMLib, OCFS2, etc. built-in. You can download and switch to Oracle Linux for free, including the latest patches from Oracle Public Yum support.

          Whether there will be ASMLib for RHEL in the future is probably up to RHEL. According to http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2011/03/04/red_hat_twarts_oracle_and_novell_with_change_to_source_code_packaging RHEL undercuts Oracle and Novell with hidden patches trying to hide information from these competitors that is essential to providing support for RHEL specifically. If you are a Oracle database customer, Oracle Linux is probably a much better deal anyway.
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          • 2. Re: asmlib for Redhat Linux 6.3
            Thank you Dude.

            I have downloaded the rpm packages needed for prereq installation from;
            Oracle Linux 6
            # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
            # wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo
            Do you know if those rpm packages for Oracle Linux 6 work also for Redhat Linux 6?
            • 3. Re: asmlib for Redhat Linux 6.3
              The following will automatically install the Oracle UEK2 kernel on your RHEL 6 installation, download required softare and prepare the system for the Oracle 11gR2 database installation. And finally install the latest software patches.

              su - root
              cd /etc/yum.repos.d
              mv rhel-source.repo rhel-source.repo.disabled
              wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo

              sed -i "s/DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel/DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel-uek/g" /etc/sysconfig/kernel

              yum -y install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall.x86_64

              sed -i "s/Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server/Oracle Linux Server/g" /boot/grub/grub.conf

              yum -y update oracle-logos oraclelinux-release-6Server

              shutdown -r now

              The procedure will most likely void your Red Hat support.
              • 4. Re: asmlib for Redhat Linux 6.3
                @ user DBA,
                Did you ever read the replies in the first post you made of this question?
                Please help Orache 11gR2 install on RHEL 6.2
                It's a "how do I install an application" question, so the post was moved to a forum for that application.