I generally regard RAC to be limited to RDBMS, so even clustered ASM doesn't constitute "having RAC" in my book.
No matter what angle you take, I don't think I'd create a clustered ASM configuration to support multiple servers with single-instance databases. If I wanted to share a single storage area between multiple development servers running single-instance databases, I'd use a clustered filesystem. The licensing for OCFS2 is pretty cut-and-dried :). I think that's what I said before (just realized it though, so it's nice that I came to the same conclusion twice in a row).
Dan Alex Gorbachev wrote:
Dan, Jeremy, I think it depends on your definitions of "having RAC". For me running CRS and ASM in *clustered* mode does mean RAC."Having RAC" also might assume having to buy RAC license. Don't take my licensing knowledge for 100% but... Recently, Oracle allowed using CRS for free to its customers with Linux support. Otherwise, you have to buy at least one RAC license. However, clustered ASM instances - do they require RAC license or not? I would think they do but its pure speculation.Regards, Alex