Re: ASM of any significant value when switching to Direct NFS / NetApp / non-RAC?

From: Nuno Souto <>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:24:43 +1000
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Connor McDonald wrote,on my timestamp of 9/08/2012 5:49 PM:
> For what its worth, we're a NetApp shop on DNFS, and have never had any
> justification to use ASM...
> Unless there are political games between storage and database admins, why
> bother ?

Aye, too true. EMC Symmetrix/SRDF here, never felt the need for ASM. Besides: I doubt ASM can handle DB2/MSSQL/Outlook/Wintel/VMware environments as well. EMC can. In the same SAN.
Did that last simple fact stop Oracle sales/"experts" from spending the last 5 years telling my management I'm a "bad dba" because I don't need to use ASM? Nope...

> DNFS gives great performance, file management becomes a doddle (adding
> nodes is pretty much plug-any-play), and there's myriad of NetApp goodies
> should wish to take advantage of them...

It also likely supports a little more than just Oracle databases?

Nuno Souto
in sunny Sydney, Australia
Received on Thu Aug 09 2012 - 05:24:43 CDT

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