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Oracle is not supporting Red Hat Linux 6.x with the asmLib files. It is supporting the Oracle version of Linux, however it is no longer supplying the asmlib disk management utilities as it did in the Red Hat Linux 5.x release. You really don't need the asmlib because Red Hat Linux is provides the disk/device management with udev.
I have just successfully implemented Red Hat Linux 6.3 using Oracle Grid Infrastructure 188.8.131.52 ASM and Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) release 184.108.40.206 and it working like a charm. At first I thought that I had to do a lot of things differently and thinking that it was time as we know it has changed (mayan calendar end) however we are just in a different time and Oracle 11gR2 (220.127.116.11) Grid Infrastructure and Red Hat Linux 6.3 are a great compliment.
Oracle continues to improve on its Grid Infrastructure ASM and Real Application Cluster ASM as Red Hat Linux continues to provide improved functionality and enterprise management.
I'm preparing to post my most recent build.
Edited by: yakub21 on Feb 13, 2013 6:14 PM
Thanks Yakub For the info.
Even I have installed succesfully 18.104.22.168 and we are also using the udev .
All I am looking is the ASM disks mapping to Physical disks.
like for ex.
/dev/oracleasm/disks/ASMDSK-1 will be physcially mapped to /dev/sd2
With out root how can a DBA find out ... this is what am looking for
Any help is appreciated.
What makes you think that there was any disk to device mapping? ASM uses metadata stored on the disk. e.g.:
od -c /dev/sdb1 |head -10
0000000 001 202 001 001 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 200 247 275 024 +
0000020 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0
0000040 O R C L D I S K A S M 1 \0 \0 \0 \0
0000060 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0 \0
You can use KFOD utility.
I recommend you run command below as grid user and $GRID_HOME.
You will get a nice report with command below:
P.S : If the permission/owner was changed and you is trying to find what disks is a member of ASM then run the command above as root user.
$ kfod asm_diskstring=/dev/rh* disks=all dscvgroup=TRUE status=true
Keep in mind that the Grid Infrastructure software does not need to be installed to use kfod, since kfod is located as well on the staging area where you uncompressed the Grid Infrastructure software, as the following example:
Where: "/stage" is the directory where I uncompressed the source software for the Grid Infrastructure software.
Edited by: Levi Pereira on Feb 18, 2013 10:46 AM