I'm looking into implementing an Oracle 10g RAC cluster with ASM storage for a project and there are a couple of issues I'm having in understanding the hardware configuration.
We have two database servers that we'd like to set up in an RAC cluster using ASM to control the file storage. Most of the Oracle documentation I've read speaks of the disks being stored separately from the database servers.
However, I was wondering if it's possible to use the hard disks of the servers that we have in the ASM disk groups, or if they have to be physically stored separately for proper clustering? This will mean that the database and ASM instance will be on the same node as the storage.
I've already searched other topics about RAC/ASM but I'm new to database clusters so I was hoping someone could clarify the issue.
Thanks for reading, any help would be much appreciated.