Oracle ASM: Migrating from UDEV devices to the ASM Filter Driver

I recently had a client express some interest in migrating from UDEV managed devices in Oracle ASM to the ASM Filter Driver (AFD). There is a Metalink document describing the migration from ASMLIB to AFD that is quite informative: ASMFD: How to Migrate ASM Diskgroups from ASMLIB to ASMFD (ASM Filter Driver). However, I did not see one for UDEV to AFD. Some of the steps are quite similar,  I thought I’d give a step-by-step on how to perform this conversion so that your storage is fully managed by Oracle while your data is protected by filtering.


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