RE: Running One ASM install for Multiple Oracle Instances on Different Nodes (not RAC)

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:01:57 -0500
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Not sure how this would be possible.

The OP said "one common ASM instance on *a* server" to manage storage of multiple instances on *different* servers.

An ASM instance on a server can only serve database instances on that same server. That is, anywhere you have a database server and want to utilize ASM, you MUST have an ASM instance running.

I suppose you could have a situation, where you have say three database servers, dbserv1, dbserv2, and dbserv3. You could install clusterware, install ASM on top of that, and have clustered ASM, even if each of the three dbservers are running different single instance databases. In this case, there'd be an ASM instance running on each of the dbserv* boxes, +ASM1, +ASM2, +ASM3. Not sure what benefit there would be to this configuration, if any.

But no, I don't think what the OP initially asked would be possible.



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From: [] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: Running One ASM install for Multiple Oracle Instances on Different Nodes (not RAC)

It is probably possible, but the ASM database will have to be clustered. On Jan 28, 2008 1:20 PM, Binh Pham <<>> wrote:


Is it possible to have one common ASM instance on a server to manage storage of multiple Oracle Instances on different servers which are NOT RAC configurations?

If it is, how to configure that? Please point to some papers/documented procedures if possible.



Binh Pham


Andrew W. Kerber

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