Re: Unix instance with NetApp storage

From: skyste- <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 17:39:36 +0100
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On 05/01/2010 11.27, Gerard H. Pille wrote:
> Hallo en een gelukkig nieuwjaar / happy new year!
> Our Oracle instances on AIX use DS6800 for storage, but the DS6800
> will have to be replaced.
> One of the candidates is NetApp. My colleague, who is responsible for
> keeping these systems up and running, warned me: "Do you know that AIX
> can only reach NetApp via NFS?".

Sure? I've some AIX using NetApp via FC... Althought...NetApp is a good (with many doubt) for NFS. Using Netapp with ISCSI or FC is not a good idea. Consider that NetApp is a Linux machine and works better in fact with NFS/CIFS.

BTW NetApp is not really a good choiche if you need reliability and speed. Here we have more than 50+ NetApp and many of these supports Oracle installation, both single nodes and RAC. IBM storage is really affordabile a quick. Also NetApp is not so really cheap if you want to use some function that is not CIFS (CIFS is licensed with the system, NFS not).

I think that the better choiche for you is to replace your DS6800 with a new IBM storage, avoiding IBM N series that is a NetApp.

My $$ cents.


Received on Tue Jan 05 2010 - 10:39:36 CST

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