Oracle Database 10g Release 1, introduced Automatic Storage Management(ASM), a new framework for managing Oracle database files,. to bypass the OS. Part 12 of Racing Ahead with Oracle on VMware offers a brief look at what ASM is, and how to go about installing, configuring and stamping the. Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is a new feature that has be introduced in Oracle 10g to simplify the storage of Oracle datafiles, controlfiles and logfiles.


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Enables management of database objects without specifying mount points and filenames.


Also useful for Non-RAC databases. A new instance type - ASM is introduced in 10g.

Satya's DBA Blog: Automatic Storage Management (ASM)

ASM instance has no data dictionary. Disks can be dynamically added to any diskgroup. When combined with OMF increases manageability.


Use of ASM diskgroup is very simple create tablespace. Enterprise Manager can also be used for administering diskgroups. Wait until the disks appear on the Create Asm oracle 10g Group page.

If you are working with newly stamped disks, they look like the following screenshot: If they have been previously used for ASM, they look like this: Therefore, it does make asm oracle 10g for them to have their own distribution. As of this asm oracle 10g, Oracle is still contemplating whether to make its own Linux distribution OR to buy it.

I personally think, should they really feel the need to get their own Linux OS, then Redhat is a "ripe acquisition candidate.

Oracle ASM tips

The Oracle database and ASM executable files and libraries must asm oracle 10g on the server's operating system file system and cannot reside in an ASM files. In case of RAC database environment, files for loading into externals tables are still located on non-ASM file system which can be a cluster file system or local file system.

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Normal redundancy High redundancy External redundancy With normal and high redundancy, the disk group template specifies the ASM redundancy attributes for all files asm oracle 10g the disk group.

Configuration of ASM high redundancy provides a greater degree of protection.

Automatic Storage Management

With external redundancy, ASM does not provide any redundancy for the disk group. In external redundancy, the underlying disks in the disk group must provide redundancy for asm oracle 10g, using a RAID storage array.

The redundancy level or type is specified at the time of creating the disk groups. What is Automated Storage Management?

Automated Storage Management (ASM) Oracle 10g and 11g

OSMB opens and creates disks in a diskgroup. RBAL provides the functionality of moving data between disks in a diskgroup.


Implementation and usage[ edit ] Automatic Storage Management ASM simplifies administration of Oracle-related files by allowing the administrator to reference disk groups rather than asm oracle 10g disks and files which ASM manages.

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