3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2013 7:19 PM by Dude! RSS

    Creation of ASM disk for OUI


      I need to install a Oracle Database in order to install Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.

      Need the database to use a ASM disk.

      I used the following command to create the disk, per the Oracle Database Installation Guide.

      #/usr/sbin/oracleasm createdisk DISK1 /dev/sdd1

      #oracleasm listdisks



      However, when running the OUI for Oracle Database 12c (understand is certified for Cloud Control), step 7

      errors INS-30517 when attempting to select "Oracle Automatic Storage Management" for "Storage type".

      Researched the error at this location but no cause or action was provided.


      INS-30517: Automatic Storage Management software is not configured on this system.

      The database install guide states that I need to ensure the "disk discovery string" is set the "ORCL:*" or is left empy ("") so the installer discovers these disks.

      It doesn't show how to confirm or change the settings.


      At this point I'm at a stopping point.

        • 1. Re: Creation of ASM disk for OUI

          All ASMLib installations require the oracleasmlib and oracleasm-support packages. The oracleasm kernel driver is included in the Oracle UEK kernel. Perhaps you are missing the oracleasmlib package. You can download it from:


          Oracle Linux: Oracle ASMLib | Oracle Technology Network


          Oracleasmlib is not necessary for ASM to work, but it contains software necessary for Linux oracleasm, including the /usr/sbin/oracleasm-discover utility, which the Oracle installer used in the previous 11g version to detect available ASM volumes.

          • 2. Re: Creation of ASM disk for OUI

            I have both packages installed (oracleasm-support & oracleasmlib) along with kernel 2.6.39-400.109.5.el6uek.x86_64.

            Been told this morning that I must install something called "Oracle grid infrastructure" in order to use ASM before installing the database software.

            This is crazy to me because I have already used the packages mentioned above to create a ASM drive.

            • 3. Re: Creation of ASM disk for OUI

              Oracle ASMLib takes care of device management on the OS side, such as device naming, scanning and preparing disks for ASM use. In order to have any database use ASM, you must install and setup a Oracle ASM instance. Other databases will then connect to the ASM instance to access ASM disk groups.