Terry Phelps wrote:ASM is a feature of Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation. So you will need Install GI to use ASM.
I can't seem to find definitive answers to the following. Let me try here. I want to build a Linux server, running RDBMS 18.104.22.168, with ASM. This is just the prototype server, in our conversion from Oracle 11g on AIX without ASM to Oracle 11g on Linux with ASM.
I already have an Oracle VM cluster running, and have built a number of VMs from templates, and all that works fine. Now I'm trying to install ASM, and have failed several times. Maybe I'm doing something fundamentally bad. Here are two questions:
1. Is it true that the only (reasonable) way to install ASM is to install the product called "Grid Infrastructure"? As best I can tell, the answer is "yes". But GI seems to be so much more than ASM, much that I don't think I want or need. Is there an easier way to get ASM?
2. The certification matrix swears that Grid Infrastructure 22.214.171.124 is certified on Oracle Linux 6. Yet (1) I see many posts on OTN and elsewhere on the net that say it is NOT supported, and that there are mant problems in gettng the installation to work, and (2) I have been trying to install on OEL 6, and can't get the installer to complete. Specifically, the root.sh script fails with "ohasd has failed to start...". Before pursuing my installation problems any more, I just want to make sure: Should this install on OEL 6?Many users here on OTN tried to install Grid Infrastructure on RHEL6/OEL6 when it was not certified. So many issues show up.