Re: Has anyone installed Oracle ACFS (ASM Clustered File System) on Solaris (SPARC)?

From: Charles Schultz <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:41:31 -0600
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Yes, Oracle just updated my SR:

"At this time, ACFS is currently available for Linux (Redhat 5) only and very soon for NT 2004 (64 bit).
ADVM and ACFS will be ported to Solaris and other Unix platforms in the future releases. Solaris is planned for patchset release. "

The documentation should reflect this fact. Instead, the Grid Infrastructure Install Guide for Solaris has a few talking points about the "greatness" of ACFS and never mentions that it is not even supported on Solaris. That is pretty much like false advertising.

Thanks, Rajeev and LS.

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 13:27, Rajeev Prabhakar <> wrote:

> Afternoon Charles,
> Per the response to a SR opened with oracle support roughly 4-5 weeks ago,
> ACFS on solaris 64-bit platform is not yet available and there is no ETA. I
> would tend to think that once it is "available", associated installation
> process can be verified.
> Thanks,
> Rajeev
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Charles Schultz <>wrote:
>> Good day, list,
>> The documentation is thoroughly confusing on this point - can you actually
>> install a working ACFS in a Solaris environment? The Grid Infrastructure
>> Install Guide for Solaris talks about ACFS in the abstract but does not
>> provide any mention of ADVM nor any instructions to actually install the
>> darned thing. The Oracle Database Readme states that ACFS/ADVM is only
>> supported on OEL/RedHat 5.0 and the 64-bit Windows Server 2003 - this is
>> "multi-platform"? I tried several Google searches, but they are all
>> linux-centric.
>> --
>> Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz

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