Re: Oracle on NFS

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:50:00 +0000 (UTC)
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On Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:18:55 -0700, dariusz.dolecki wrote:

> We are running Linux on ESXi VMware with Oracle on NFS, would Direct NFS
> still help us

Help you with what? What is on NFS? Oracle software? Data files, log files and control file? If $ORACLE_BASE is on NFS, direct NFS would not help you at all.
If, on the other hand, only data files are on NFS mounts, Oracle claims that it is faster to use direct NFS than regular, kernel based NFS. I haven't done any benchmarks to that effect, but I don't think results would be very different. Also, I am not sure if Direct NFS can beat a full blown NFS4 client, with caching enabled. Other than that, if your virtual machine is small and is not running on a highly optimized hardware, Oracle is likely to be much, much slower than on the hardware box. If your VMWare is running on Linux, you can use "chrt" command to set up real time scheduling priority, which will make it much faster.

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