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Database Cloud Storage: The Essential Guide to Oracle Automatic Storage Management by Prasad Bagal, Nitin Vengurlekar

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CHAPTER
6
ASMLIB Concepts and Overview
Early in the design of ASM, Oracle decided that an alternative to the standard operating system interface for device management, disk discovery, and provisioning was necessary and that this mechanism needed to be easily integrated into ASM. The core concept was to produce a storage management interface called ASMLIB. ASMLIB is not required to run ASM; it is instead an add-on module that simplifies the management and discovery of ASM disks.
This chapter covers the ASMLIB layers and their corresponding benefits.
Benefits of ASMLIB
The objective of ASMLIB is to provide a more efficient mechanism for managing ...

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