RE: netapp and asm

  • From: "CRISLER, JON A" <JC1706@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "s.cislaghi@xxxxxxxxx" <s.cislaghi@xxxxxxxxx>, "Randy.Steiner@xxxxxxxx" <Randy.Steiner@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 00:17:01 +0000

Like other companies, NetApp offers a wide range of products, including NFS, 
SAN etc.
On the very backend, you can see even on the SAN stuff that NetApp has its 
roots in NFS.
That said, ASM for disk files works fine on NetApp.  You did not mention how 
your going to connect to the NetApp frame- SAN or Ethernet - NFS ?

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Stefano Cislaghi
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 7:15 AM
To: Randy.Steiner@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: netapp and asm

I worked in company used to use only NetApp product.
My personal experience, after the management of 100+ databases (RAC
and not) is: *avoid to use netapp*

First, Netapp is not a SAN but a NAS, this basically means that is
good only for NFS/CIFS.
If you create a LUN you simply create a raw file on the WAFL (the
filesystem of netapp) and export it to ASM.

Performance on netapp is really questionable. Of course benchmarks
show that netapp is really performant but in fact I've never seen this
performance. Also we tricked many times with netapp labs but never
reached a good performance.


On 28 November 2011 18:36, Steiner, Randy <Randy.Steiner@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am migrating a 10g data warehouse to new blade servers with netapp
> storage.  The netapp best practice guide suggests using asm for only the
> cluster files, but Oracle says I should be using asm for datafiles and
> log files.   Is anyone using NetApp with or without asm that could offer
> a suggestion?
> Thanks
> Randy
> --
> //



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