Oracle RAC datafiles on NetApp?
Posted on 2014-04-02
I'm installing an Oracle 11g RAC cluster on Solaris, and our disks are NetApp filers that are accessed via NFS.
This appears to be a supported configuration so long as I use the correct mount options, but I wanted to know:
1) Is there any danger, compared to using ASM?
2) Am I painting myself into a corner for the future?
3) It's OK for voting files as well, right?
I've installed it and got it working, so my main concern is some fatal flaw that I've overlooked.
I can't use raw partitions as it's all abstracted away from me by the NetApp, and doubly I'd prefer to keep the standard concepts of a "Datafile" that everyone in the team is familiar with. (Not to mention I had an ASM database go "poof" into a cloud of smoke due to an ASM bug on 10g/AIX... so I suppose I still hold a grudge!)