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

Last updated on OCTOBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.6 and later
Linux Itanium
IBM: Linux on System 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
IBM zSeries Based LinuxLinux ItaniumRed Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server ItaniumSUSE \ UnitedLinux x86-64IBM Linux on POWER
*** 2016-10-06 Reviewed for currency.

Goal

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 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/downloads/rhel5-084877.html or the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).

Solution

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