Oracleasm Kernel Driver for the 64-bit (x86_64) Red Hat Compatible Kernel for Oracle Linux 6
(Doc ID 1578579.1)
Last updated on MAY 25, 2021
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later Linux x86-64
All ASMLib installations require that 'kmod-oracleasm','oracleasmlib' and 'oracleasm-support' packages be installed on the system. This document describes the steps required to get the oracleasm kernel driver ('kmod-oracleasm') for the 64-bit (x86_64) Red Hat Compatible Kernel for Oracle Linux 6 .
Note: 'oracleasmlib' and 'oracleasm-support' installation will not get covered on this document. For more detail on these rpms click on the proper distribution Oracle Linux or RHEL
ASMLib is a support library for the Automatic Storage Management feature used in Oracle Databases running on the Oracle Linux Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) and RedHat Compatible Kernel (RHCK). Oracle ASMLib is included in the UEK kernel, but must be installed as a separate package for RHCK. This document provides a set of steps on how to get the oracleasm kernel driverfor Oracle Linux 6 RHCK and also how to validate the driver was provided by Oracle and not another vendor.
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