DB Version : 126.96.36.199
Platform : RHEL 5.8
We want to use ASM as our filesystem for a standalone DB. I gather that from 11.2 onwards , ASM is not part of RDBMS home. Do we need install grid infrastructure to use ASM for a standalone DB?
Yes, you need to install grid
Yes, please follow below document.
Thanks DK. Installing the entire Grid Infrastructure just to have ASM functionality is bad design by Oracle. Hope they release a light weight ASM software for Single Instance DBs.
You can also go for the ASMlib option for linux.. but not sure about the version compatibility.. and you need to install other support pacakeges..