How To Install ASMLIB API via the Unbreakable Linux Network (Doc ID 461718.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2009

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 2.4.9 to 2.6.21
SUSE \ UnitedLinux x86-64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server x86-64 (AMD Opteron Architecture)
x86 32 bit (for Enterprise Linux only)
x86 64 bit (for Enterprise Linux only)
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0
Generic Linux

Goal

This document describes where and how to get the ASM library provided by Oracle (herin "ASMLib") for Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux via the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). This allows convenient installation of the software and upgrading of the drivers.

Currently, most people must grab ASMLib software from the web pages here on the Oracle Technology Network. Customers can navigate to the page matching their particular OS and download the library, support tools, and appropriate kernel driver. While not hard, it can be time consuming. Especially when a kernel upgrade needs an ASMLib driver upgrade.
Now there is the Unbreakable Linux Network. Systems registered with ULN can download all the ASMLib software directly from ULN. This promises to make ASMLib installation and upgrades even easier.

Customers installing Enterprise Linux will discover that the support tools are on the installation media, as are the drivers for the included kernel. The only software not on the media is the library, the oracleasmlib RPM. This can only be installed from ULN.

The oracleasmlib RPM is part of the "Oracle Software for Enterprise Linux" channel. A system must be added to this channel to install the library package.
Go to the ULN web site and log in. Once you've logged in, select the "Systems" tab on the right. This will bring up a list of systems you've registered with ULN. Select the system you want to install ASMLib on. At the bottom will be a list of unsubscribed channels that are available. Select the "Oracle Software for Enterprise Linux" channel and click the "Subscribe" button. Your system is now able to download the oracleasmlib RPM.

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