Yes, I much rather use ASM to handle this kind of stuff for me. Thanks, Julio From: Matthew Zito [mailto:mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:46 PM To: rprabha01@xxxxxxxxx; QuijadaReina, Julio C Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: ocfs2/oracleasm on Red Hat 4 Udev is nice, but it can be complicated to configure, and changes made on the storage array side can cause sudden and horrifying udev issues. For example, by default udev uses scsi unique IDs as identifiers for individual devices. If those IDs change, your device mappings will change, or cease to exist altogether. Udev definitely has its place, but nothing beats an application-level disk signature for guaranteeing consistency. Thanks, Matt ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rajeev Prabhakar Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:06 PM To: QuijadJC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: ocfs2/oracleasm on Red Hat 4 Hello Julio, There is always the "udev" option for device management. This means more work at the sysadmins end. -Rajeev On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 8:35 AM, QuijadaReina, Julio C <QuijadJC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:QuijadJC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote: Thanks Alan, What you say is interesting. We are a RAC shop and I have always used oracleasm tools to create/delete ASM disks for SAN shared storage before or after I use them for an ASM instance. Maybe it's just my ignorance, but is there another way to do that without oracleasm?