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Oracle Linux: Automatically Determining The Proper ASMLIB Kernel Driver For Update (Doc ID 799982.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version 2.6 and later
Linux Itanium
Linux on IBM Z
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server Itanium
SUSE \ UnitedLinux x86-64
Linux x86-64
z*OBSOLETE: IBM Linux on POWER Systems - alternate
Linux x86
*** 2016-10-06 Reviewed for currency.
*** 2018-03-07 Reviewed for currency.


The Oracle ASMLIB product has a kernel-specific component, the ASMLIB driver.  This is provided in an RPM package which must be updated whenever the Linux kernel is updated.  This RPM package is closely coupled with the variety of the kernel being used on a given host, so a variety of RPM packages are available.

Choosing the proper version to match one's currently-running kernel is not always simple. The official RPM packages are available from either or the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).

Note that the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) has the correct ASMLIB driver built into the kernel distribution and the information in this document is unnecessary.



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