Managing ASM Disk Groups Linux
This tutorial illustrates the disk rebalancing that Automatic Storage Management(ASM) does when disk volumes are added or removed to or from disk groups.Time to CompleteApproximately 20 minutes
This example illustrates how Automatic Storage Management manages the data storedon the disks available to it at the time. Striping is performed on the allocated disks.When a disk is removed, rebalancing is automatically performed, and the data isredistributed evenly across the remaining disks. When a disk is added, a proportionalsubset of data is evenly reallocated from the legacy disks to the newly added one.
A major part of the database performance equation is disk striping. This often requiresmany disks in production, and usually entails a lot of administration on the part of theDBA or the system administrator. Making disks available and then unavailable arecommon activities associated with that administration, and thus, having the Oracleinstance react favorably to those changes is a desirable goal. In this scenario, a disk istaken away, and later made available to Oracle again, showing how ASM reacts byredistributing the data to take advantage of a disk's presence or accommodate itsabsence. This is done while the Oracle database, including the data that is beingredistributed, is online and available for use as normal.
Viewing Disk Groups
To view the existing Disk Groups in an ASM instance, perform the following steps: