To the best of my knowledge it's been that way since 9i. ______________________________________________________________ Dick Goulet / Capgemini North America P&C / East Business Unit Senior Oracle DBA / Hosting Office: 508.573.1978 / Mobile: 508.742.5795 / www.capgemini.com <http://www.capgemini.com> Fax: 508.229.2019 / Email: richard.goulet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 45 Bartlett St. / Marlborough, MA 01752 Together: the Collaborative Business Experience ______________________________________________________________ ________________________________ From: Best, David [mailto:David.Best@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:45 AM To: Goulet, Dick; duncan.lawie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Oracle 11g CRS, RAC and ASM on Solaris Is point #2 a new requirement for 11g? ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Goulet, Dick Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:07 AM To: duncan.lawie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Oracle 11g CRS, RAC and ASM on Solaris Duncan, I'm in the middle of planning/implementing a RAC on Solaris cluster. The plan is to: 1) use Oracle cluster services instead of other clusterware, less finger pointing. 2) ASM is mandatory with RAC, you don't have a choice.