3 Administering Oracle ASM Instances

This chapter describes how to administer Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) instances. It explains how to configure Oracle ASM instance parameters and how to set Oracle Database parameters for use with Oracle ASM. The chapter also describes Oracle ASM upgrading, patching, and authentication for Oracle ASM instance access. You can also use procedures in this chapter to migrate a database to use Oracle ASM.

Administering an Oracle ASM instance is similar to administering an Oracle Database instance, but the process requires fewer procedures. You can use Oracle ASM Command Line Utility (ASMCMD) command-line interface, Oracle ASM Configuration Assistant (ASMCA), and SQL*Plus to perform Oracle ASM instance administration tasks.

This chapter contains the following topics:

For a description of an Oracle ASM instance, see "About Oracle ASM Instances".