Is ASM / ACFS 11gR2 ( Supported On RHEL 4 / OEL 4 Linux?

We are just curious if  Oracle 11gR2 (11.2) ASM / ACFS (ASM Cluster Filesystem)  supported in previous RHEL 4.x and OEL 4.x?

Answer is Yes and No 😉

We found answer from from Metalink article:


Is ASM 11gR2 ( supported On RedHat 4 / OEL 4 Linux?

Applies to:

Oracle Server – Enterprise Edition – Version: to


For the basic ASM configuration ASM 11gR2 is supported on release RHEL 4 but if you have plans to enable ACFS, then you require RHEL 5 / OE5 or higher due to ACFS will not work on release RHEL 4, see the next output from a RHEL 4 Linux box trying to start the ACFS driver:

+ASM:oracle:GRID_11gR2> id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel)

+ASM:oracle:GRID_11gR2> acfsload start -s
ADVM/ACFS is not supported on RHEL 4

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