In this chapter you will learn how to
• 053.1.1 Describe Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
• 053.1.2 Set Up Initialization Parameter Files for ASM and Database Instances
• 053.1.3 Start Up and Shut Down ASM Instances
• 053.1.4 Administer ASM Disk Groups
Automatic Storage Management, or ASM, is a facility provided with the Oracle database for managing your disks. It is an Oracle-aware logical volume manager, or LVM, that can stripe and mirror database files and recovery files across a number of physical devices. This is an area where the database administration domain overlaps with the system administration domain.
Many databases will not use ASM: they will store their files on the volumes ...