Re: ASM vs. dNFS?

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:45:35 -0500
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On 02/23/2016 03:01 PM, Seth Miller wrote:
> It is unclear to me why storage snapshots for ASM disk groups required
> you to use RDMs. Could you not snap multiple VMDKs at the same time?

Because it's impossible to determine the LUN from within the guest OS, if the VMDK layer is between the guest and the LUN. Snapshot scripts first have to tell storage which LUN to snap. If the underlying disk is VMDK, that is impossible, since VMWare virtualizes disk and hides the hardware from the OS.
Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA

Received on Wed Feb 24 2016 - 06:45:35 CET

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