Last updated on APRIL 24, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
IBM: Linux on System z
This article is applicable to RHEL 6.2 and later This is an addendum to <Document 1351746.1> as configuration has changed between Redhat 5 and Redhat 6 to set up alias names, permissions for fcp/scsi multipath devices.
ASMLib cannot be used in 11.2 or 12.1 and above with fcp/scsi devices due to a 512 block compatibility issue <Bug:12346221> on Linux for System z. In addition, ASMLib may be desupported in RHEL 6 releases going forward. 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.
Note: If using an Oracle single instance database without ASM, with RHEL 6 then an ext4 filesystem (the default) is the recommended file system type.
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