Your understanding is incorrect. The SAN would come with the required drivers, and iscsi works just fine too. On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Dba DBA <oracledbaquestions@xxxxxxxxx>wrote: > I know this is not a sys admin forum, but this is an oracle product so I > hope its ok. > > My understanding is that in order to have a linux server see files on a > SAN(and I would guess a netapp too) is that you need to purchase a 3rd party > driver that you install. It does not come out of the box. I forgot the brand > the project I was on bought a couple of years ago when this issue came up. > > do you have to purchase this 3rd party software for oracle enterprise linux > ? Its not vendor specific to the SAN. > -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'