Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) supports Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) or older software versions, including Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.1).
An Oracle ASM instance must be at Oracle ASM 12c Release 2 (12.2) to support Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2).
Refer to Oracle Exadata documentation for information about the Oracle Database versions that Oracle ASM 12c Release 2 (12.2) supports when Oracle Exadata storage is present.
There are additional compatibility considerations when using disk groups with different releases of Oracle ASM and database instances.
When using different software versions, the database instance supports Oracle ASM functionality of the earliest release in use. For example, an Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.1) database instance operating with an Oracle ASM 12c Release 2 (12.2) instance only supports Oracle ASM 10g Release 1 (10.1) features.
V$ASM_CLIENT view contains the
COMPATIBLE_VERSION columns with information about the software version number and instance compatibility level.
V$ASM_CLIENTcontains the software version number of the database or Oracle ASM instance for the selected disk group connection.
COMPATIBLE_VERSIONcolumn contains the setting of the
COMPATIBLEparameter of the database or Oracle ASM instance for the selected disk group connection.
You can query the
V$ASM_CLIENT view on both Oracle ASM and database instances.
Disk Group Compatibility for information about disk group compatibility attributes settings
Example 6-5 for an example showing a query on the
Views Containing Oracle ASM Disk Group Information for more information about the