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IBM Americas Advanced Technical Support
\u00a9 2005, IBM Advanced Technical Support Techdocs
Version 1/9/2006
http://w3.ibm.com/support/Techdocs
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Implementing Oracle 10g RAC with ASM
on AIX

R. Ballough
ballough@us.ibm.com
IBM Advanced Technical Support
December 10, 2005

IBM Americas Advanced Technical Support
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Version 1/9/2006
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Introduction......................................................................................................................... 3
Automatic Storage Management (ASM) Overview........................................................... 4
Considerations for choosing ASM...................................................................................... 8
Storage Requirements and Dependencies....................................................................... 8
Administration Implications of ASM Implementation................................................. 10
Tuning Parameters and Settings for ASM........................................................................ 12
AIX Parameters............................................................................................................. 12
Oracle Parameters......................................................................................................... 13
Conclusion........................................................................................................................ 15

Appendix A: A sample ASM install process using EMC PowerPath (Symmetrix) with

AIX 5.3............................................................................................................................. 16 Reminders......................................................................................................................... 19 Trademarks....................................................................................................................... 19 References......................................................................................................................... 19 Acknowledgements........................................................................................................... 20

IBM Americas Advanced Technical Support
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Introduction

Prior to the release of Oracle Database Server 10g, database administrators had to choose
between raw logical volumes or filesystems to house their data files. The decision to
implement one or the other was always a compromise, as raw logical volumes offer the
best performance, but filesystems are easier to administer.

The choice of filesystems offers many features for the dba. Since the unit of storage
allocation is a filesystem, and the filesystem is owned by the Oracle user, the DBA can
allocate additional data files as needed. Oracle\u2019s autoextend feature can also be used to
increase the space allocation for data files when necessary, and free space can be easily
seen at the system level to be used with capacity planning tools. When it comes to
backups, the data copy can also take place at the system level, backing up only used data.

When raw logical volumes are used, on the other hand, a logical volume must be
allocated for each database file. Adding or resizing a logical volume must be performed
by the systems administrator. For backups, either RMAN must be used, or the entire
raw logical volume must be written to the backup media, including unused sectors.

Although the management issues are more complex, raw logical volumes offer the best
performance, though filesystem improvements to bypass the filesystem buffer cache such
as AIX\u2019s Concurrent I/O (CIO) can offer response time near that of raw in some
configurations.

In Oracle 10g, a new choice for data file storage has been introduced, called Automatic
Storage Management (ASM).
Built on raw device files, ASM offers the performance
of raw logical volumes, but offers the configuration flexibility of filesystems to the DBA.

The purpose of this paper is to provide information about the requirements and
considerations for ASM implementation for a Real Applications Cluster (RAC)
environment using the AIX operating system. Although ASM may also be used in a
single-instance environment, this document will only discuss ASM in the context of
RAC.

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