Re: Oracle 10gR2 RAC on NetApp Fibre
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 07:56:22 -0500
Personally, I prefer FCP and have observed better performance than with Ethernet-based solutions (generally speaking). Usually, getting the FCP infrastructure is the hard (costly) part of building such an environment, so if you're starting with FCP, it almost seems a step back to use IP-based protocols. I think you outlined all the options pretty well. I'd stay away from #3 as there are rumors of desupport for RAW someday and for many other reasons too. Based on your numbering, my preferences from most preferred to least would be 1, 2, 5, 4.
Devanand Nayak wrote:
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I have Oracle 10.2.0.3 database on RedHat (4 or 5 yet to be decided) with NetApp storage. The NetApp storage is Fibre connected and I don’t currently have any Ethernet/IP connectivity to the Filer.
I want to implement Oracle RAC. For the database shared storage requirement the options I see I have are:
1. Oracle ASM using the existing FCP Fibre connectivity.
2. OCFS2 using the existing FCP Fibre connectivity.
3. Raw using the existing FCP Fibre connectivity.
4. NFS not using our existing Fibre connectivity, but, deploying a new IP switched infrastructure.
5. iSCSI not using our existing Fibre connectivity, but, deploying a new IP switched infrastructure.
What are peoples experiences?
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