Multiple ASM instances on 2-node RAC Cluster
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:26:26 -0700
I have a situation where I want to have two Oracle 10g2 Homes on my 2-node RAC cluster that ASM already uses ASM. The reason: I want two distinct production environment, one that stays fairly consistent with patches and the other that is allowed to diverge (stay at older releases). I can't share the same ASM home because the ASM binaries reside in the Oracle home and if I patch it, I have to down ASM which means shutting down all production databases. I want the second ASM instance to be RAC enabled so that this new home's services can span both nodes.
Can this be done? Does anyone have a setup like this? What are the issues you've encountered, if any?