Configuring non-raw multipath devices for Oracle Clusterware 11g (11.1.0, 11.2.0) on OL5/RHEL5 (Doc ID 605828.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.6.18-8 to 2.6.18-128
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux Kernel - Version: 2.6.18-8 to 2.6.18-128
***Checked for relevance on 28-Jul-2011***
***Checked for relevance on 28-Nov-2013***
***Checked for relevance on 11-Nov-2016***


Goal

This article is intended for Oracle on Linux Database and System Administrators, specifically those intending to install (or migrate to) Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 1/2 (11.1.0/11.2.0) on Oracle Linux 5 (OL5)/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) using multipathed devices.
The article is not intended as a complete multipath reference.

Examples were taken from a working system with the following configuration, but should work for later versions:

From version 11gR1 (11.1.0), Oracle Clusterware no longer requires the use of raw devices as a means to access block devices for OCR and Voting disks - block devices may now be accessed directly. Raw devices may still optionally be used with Oracle11g Clusterware if preferred, in which case refer to <Note 465001.1> and <Note 564580.1> that describe the configuration of raw devices to singlepath and multipath Clusterware devices.

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