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Oracle RAC datafiles on NetApp?

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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!)

Thanks.
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Question by:Sophia Paterakis
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A: it works
B: when in doubt, see A.
C: Yeah, IMO you are adopting a fatally flawed solution, but as always your actual results will vary.  Non-ASM gets sticky as you advance into 12c and multiple-node RAC.  That approach also binds you to platform-specific hardware -- not that you would go back to non-linux systems....

Bottom line, this is important enough for you to confirm supported platforms and solutions with Oracle Support.
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C: I thought that "datafiles" were still OK under 12c... at least that's the impression I got from this document:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E16655_01/install.121/e17890.pdf

Network File System (NFS) on a certified Network-attached storage (NAS) Filer... Yes... Yes... Yes... Yes... Yes

Supported Storage Options
I'll make sure that Oracle have given the config a stamp of approval first.  Thanks.
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