I have been asked to setup workstations (VMs) for an instructor's Oracle 11g R2 Workshop. I am finding the documentation that was downloaded from the Oracle Academy site extremely underwhelming. I am supposed to be configuring the environment with a set of ASM disks as LO devices that the students will then use to create an ASM disk group when they install Oracle Grid and as disks for the Fast Recovery Area.
My understanding is that the student will be installing Oracle Grid, Oracle Database, then creating a database, and that I do not need to have Oracle installed beforehand. However, the documentation makes use of the
oracleasm command which comes with the Oracle installation.
Is there a way to set this up without installing Oracle? Has anyone ever setup/taught these workshops? I tried downloading the Oracle ASMLib tool here but it says it needs
oracleasm as a dependency.