RE: ASM in a Veritas Cluster Software environment

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 17:57:30 -0400
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You don't want to do any of that. Just configure the ASM instance to be shut down as part of the failover. That will clean everything up. Then it will be started up on the destination node, and the diskgroups mounted automatically.


Matthew Zito
Chief Scientist
GridApp Systems
P: 646-452-4090

-----Original Message-----
From: on behalf of Rajeev Prabhakar
Sent: Fri 5/15/2009 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: ASM in a Veritas Cluster Software environment
Hello Lou,

Please ensure that the resource switchover/failover procedures take care of the
dismounting and mounting of appropriate diskgroups on the relevant environments
(going-to-be-passive and going-to-be-active node). So, no dangling
file descriptors
(howsoever remote a possibility ) or anything that prevents exclusive access to
those disk groups on the surviving node).


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Lou Avrami <> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I suggested that we use Automatic Storage Management, but the UNIX/storage admins seem to feel that this is not compatible with VCS. Personally I would think that it shouldn't really matter whether the database is using ASM or not. If VCS can move the diskgroups from one server to another, then it be fine. Perhaps assuming that ASM diskgroups can be included in a VCS failover configuration is presumptuous?
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