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Oracle Linux: Oracleasm Kernel Driver for the 64-bit (x86_64) Red Hat Compatible Kernel for Oracle Linux 6 (Doc ID 1578579.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2024

Applies to:

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 driver for Oracle Linux 6 RHCK and also how to validate the driver was provided by Oracle and not another vendor.



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In this Document
 Getting the kmod-oracleasm kernel driver
 Architecture Availability
 What if  the driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ( RHEL ) is needed
 Validate if the driver installed is from Oracle

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