Upgraded versions of all the software will be automatically pulled in via the up2date -ucommand. This means updates to the support tools, the library, or the driver for the current kernel.
Systems with oracleasm-support 2.1.0 or later can also upgrade the kernel driver with theoracleasm update-driver command. With no arguments, it will install the latest driver for the currently running kernel. Drivers for other kernel versions can be installed by specifying the kernel versions as arguments to the oracleasm update-driver command.
When it comes time to upgrade your kernel, take care to install the matching ASMLib kernel driver too. If you have oracleasm-support 2.1.0 or newer, you can use the oracleasm update-driver command:
# up2date -i kernel-2.6.18-53.el5 # oracleasm update-driver 2.6.18-53.el5
Alternatively, oracleasm update-driver can be run with no arguments after the new kernel is booted.
Systems with older versions of oracleasm-support can still use up2date to upgrade the kernel driver:
# up2date -i kernel-smp-2.6.9-100.EL oracleasm-2.6.9-100.ELsmp