9.2. Understanding an ASM Instance

ASM instances cannot be accessed using the methods available with a traditional database. In the following sections, we will talk about the privileges available to you that connect with SYSDBA and SYSOPER privileges. We will also distinguish an ASM instance by the new and expanded initialization parameters available only for an ASM instance. Finally, we will describe the procedures for starting and stopping an ASM instance and the dependencies between ASM instances and the traditional RDBMS database instances that they serve.

9.2.1. Creating an ASM Instance

ASM requires a dedicated instance to manage the disk groups. An ASM instance generally has a smaller memory footprint in the range of 60MB to 100MB and ...

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