Verifying that Oracle Disk Manager is configured

Before verifying that Oracle Disk Manager (ODM) is configured, make sure that the following conditions are met:


  • /opt/VRTSodm/lib/ must exist.

  • If you are using Oracle 10g, $ORACLE_HOME/lib/ is linked to /opt/VRTSodm/lib/

  • If you are using Oracle 11g, $ORACLE_HOME/lib/ is linked to /opt/VRTSodm/lib/

  • The VRTSvxfs license must be valid.

  • The VRTSodm fileset must be installed.

To verify that Oracle Disk Manager is configured

  1. Verify that the ODM feature is included in the license:
    # /opt/VRTS/bin/vxlicrep | grep ODM

    The output verifies that ODM is enabled.


    Verify that the license key containing the ODM feature is not expired. If the license key has expired, you will not be able to use the ODM feature.

  2. Check that the VRTSodm fileset is installed:
    # lslpp -L VRTSodm
    Fileset			Level		 State  Type  Description (Uninstaller)
    VRTSodm			5.1.x.x			C	F		Veritas Extension for
    																									Oracle Disk Manager
    State codes:
    A -- Applied.
    B -- Broken.
    C -- Committed.
    O -- Obsolete.  (partially migrated to newer version)
    ? -- Inconsistent State...Run lppchk -v.
    Type codes:
    F -- Installp Fileset
    P -- Product
    C -- Component
    T -- Feature
    R -- RPM Package
  3. Check that is present.
    # ls -lL /opt/VRTSodm/lib/
    -r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 103500 Aug 16 08:42 /opt/VRTSodm/lib/

To verify that Oracle Disk Manager is running

  1. Start the Oracle database.
  2. Check that the instance is using the Oracle Disk Manager function:
    # cat /dev/odm/stats
    # echo $?
  3. Verify that the Oracle Disk Manager is loaded:

    You can use the genkld or the genkex commands:

    # genkld | grep odm
    # genkex | grep odm
  4. In the Oracle alert log, verify the Oracle instance is running. The log should contain output similar to the following:
    Oracle instance running with ODM: Veritas ODM Library, 
    Version 2.0