Re: To LVM or not to LVM?

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 15:31:21 -0500
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I have generally found LVM the best solution if not using ASM.

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 3:29 PM Rich J <> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Migrating from AIX to OL7 (x86-64) under VMware with an all-flash SAN, and
> I'm planning out the logical volumes for database filesystems (non-ASM).
> I'm now questioning whether or not to use LVM, even for filesystems. If I
> need to add datafiles without LVM, the Storage Manager adds a new virtual
> disk to the server, and I create a new mountpoint and set security on it.
> Easy.
> In AIX with XIV storage, there was a minimum ~17GB allocation per LUN, so
> there was space savings in using LVM to group together small control files,
> redo logs, etc. Not being a vSphere person, I don't know if this is the
> case there as well.
> Any opponents/proponents for/against LVM for Oracle database virtual
> servers?
> Thanks,
> Rich
> p.s. This will be for Oracle EE 12.2 and (hopefully someday) higher
> databases.

Andrew W. Kerber

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