Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide

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November 5, 2007


Paperback, 340 pages

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0071496076 / 9780071496070


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Build and manage a scalable storage infrastructure with Oracle Automatic Storage Management

Streamline data management and provisioning using Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) and the detailed information contained in this exclusive Oracle Press resource. Written by a team of database experts, Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide explains how to build and maintain a dynamic, highly available Oracle database storage environment. Inside, you'll learn how to configure storage for Oracle ASM, build disk groups, use data striping and mirroring, and optimize performance. You'll also learn how to ensure consistency across server and storage platforms, maximize data redundancy, and administer Oracle ASM from the command line.

  • Manage Oracle ASM Instances and configure Oracle RDBMS instances to leverage Oracle ASM
  • Define, discover, and manage disk storage under Oracle ASM
  • Create external, normal-redundancy, and high-redundancy disk groups
  • Add and remove Oracle ASM storage without affecting RDMS instance availability
  • Learn how Oracle ASM provides even I/O distribution
  • Work with Oracle ASM directories, files, templates, and aliases
  • Improve storage performance and integrity using the ASMLIB API
  • Simplify system administration with the Oracle ASM command line interface
  • Understand key internal Oracle ASM structures and algorithms

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Storage Stack Overview
Chapter 2. ASM Instances
Chapter 3. ASM Disks
Chapter 4. Diskgroups and Failure Groups
Chapter 5. ASM Space Allocation and Rebalance
Chapter 6. ASMLIB Concepts and Overview
Chapter 7. ASM Files, Aliases, and Templates
Chapter 8. ASM Command-Lane
Chapter 9. Managing Databases in ASM
Chapter 10. ASM Persistent Data Structures
Chapter 11. ASM Operations
Chapter 12. From Discussion to Deployment
Appendix A. ASM and Storage Array Configurations
Appendix B. Troubleshooting ASM
Appendix C. Scripts and Tips
Appendix D. Typical ASM Diskgroup Commands
Appendix E. References

Author comments

Nitin Vengurlekar works at Oracle in the Real Application Cluster (RAC) engineering group, with specific emphasis on ASM. Nitin is a popular conference presenter on this topic.

Murali Vallath is an Oracle Certified Database Administrator and is president of the Oracle RAC Special Interest Group.

Rich Long is Director of Development for Automatic Storage Management at Oracle and has managed ASM development since the project’s inception.

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