Storage types supported by SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle Database

SnapCenter supports a wide range of storage types on both physical and virtual machines. You must verify the support for your storage type before installing the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux or SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for AIX.

SnapCenter does not support storage provisioning for Linux and AIX.

Table 1. Storage types supported on Linux
Machine Storage type
Physical server FC-connected LUNs
iSCSI-connected LUNs
NFS-connected volumes
VMware ESXi RDM LUNs connected by an FC or iSCSI ESXi HBA

Scanning of host bus adapters (HBAs) might take long time to complete because SnapCenter scans all the host bus adaptors present in the host. You can edit the LinuxConfig.pm file located at /opt/NetApp/snapcenter/spl/plugins/scu/scucore/modules/SCU/Config to set the value of the SCSI_HOSTS_OPTIMIZED_RESCAN parameter to 1 to rescan only those HBAs that are listed in HBA_DRIVER_NAMES.

iSCSI LUNs connected directly to the guest system by the iSCSI initiator
VMDKs on VMFS or NFS datastores
NFS volumes connected directly to the guest system
Table 2. Storage types supported on AIX
Machine Storage type
Physical server FC-connected and iSCSI-connected LUNs
In a SAN environment, only ASM is supported.
Note: NFS on AIX and filesystem or LVM on AIX is not supported.