How to Manually Configure Disk Storage devices for use with Oracle ASM 11.2 and 12.1 on IBM: Linux on System z under SLES (Doc ID 1350008.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
IBM: Linux on System z
***Checked for relevance on 28-May-2013***


This article is applicable to both SLES10 SP3, SLES11 SP1

Note: for SLES 11 SP2 and later Multipath setup and configuration has changed - Please refer to <Document 1584934.1>

ASMLib cannot be used in 11.2 and above with fcp/scsi devices due to a 512 block compatibility issue <Bug:12346221> on Linux for System z. In addition, ASMLib will be desupported in RHEL 6 releases going forward per <Document 1089399.1> This article provides platform specific examples for manually configuring eckd/dasd devices, single path scsi/fcp, and multi-path scsi/fcp/LUNS via udev rules and multipathing which provides the same functionality, flexibility and device persistence as oracleasm and ASMLib.


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