How To Install ACFS (ASM Cluster File System) driver on RAC Database Servers

 

Oracle ASM Cluster File System (ACFS) is used to create a cluster file system via ASM. The created file system will use the space within the ASM disk groups. In this file system, the Grid Infrastructure home directory and the files in Oracle ASM should not be stored directly. ACFS can be used for all files except those files.

In order to use ACFS, a driver is required. This driver can be installed by following the steps below.

Installation on a rac database with two nodes:

All operations will be done with root user.

First let’s check if it was installed before.

We check whether the operating system is within the supported operating systems.

If we have the above results, we can start the installation.

On first node:

Installation Process:

Installation of drivers after installation:

Starting the acfs service on the CRS side:

On second node:

Installation Process:

Installation of drivers after installation:

Starting the acfs service on the CRS side:

On all nodes, the acfs resource on the CRS side should be as follows after the installation steps are completed.

Finally, let’s check that the drivers are installed on all nodes.

After installation, the volume should be created with asmca and then the ACFS file system should be created on this volume and mounted to the corresponding directory.

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