This blog post will demonstrate how to install Grid Infrastructure for a standalone server (Oracle Restart) with and without the Automatic Storage Management (ASM) component. Unfortunately the Oracle Universal Installer does not provide a method to skip the configuration of ASM. To get rid of ASM part, the only way is to perform a software-only installation and run the necessary configuration manually.

Install GI 12cR2 Software Only

Using the installation wizard, the Automatic Storage Management (ASM) component installation cannot be skipped. So I’ll install GI software only as first step.

From 12.2 onwards, GI software requires un-zipping software into a grid home. There won’t be any GI home selection in GUI. So create GI directory and Unzip the software there.

If you do not use an Oracle Pre installation RPM, and you want to use the Cluster Verification Utility, then you must install the cvuqdisk RPM.

Now run GI installation script and follow the steps.

Select Software Only. Click Next.


Hostname appear and don’t need to set up anything else and click next.


No separation of duties, so same group for both. Click next.


Select Oracle Base and click next.


Root privileges can be run automatically if provided the root password or user with sudo privileges. Or can be run manually as i did.


Next review the summary and then click on install.


Run the root scripts and finish the installation.



Run Root Scripts.

Configure Grid Infrastructure Without ASM:

The next step is mandatory to get the Grid Infrastructure stack running. To configure the Grid Infrastructure for a standalone server without ASM, the following script has to be executed as root.


The list of resources running on the server as below.

Configure Grid Infrastructure With ASM:

To configure Grid Infrastructure for a Cluster or Grid Infrastructure for a Stand-Alone Server with ASM execute the following command as oracle user.

Select second option and click next.


Select Disk Group DATA and add disks as per your environment.


Supply password for ASM instance.


No OEM registration.


Run root scripts manually.


Check System requirements. Ignored Swap.


Review Summary and click install.


Run root script.

Finish the installation.


The list of resources running on the server as below.


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