Storage types supported by Plug-in for Oracle Database

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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.

Storage types supported on Linux

The following table lists the 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 HBAScanning 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

Storage types supported on AIX

The following table lists the storage types supported on AIX.

Machine Storage type

Physical server

  • FC-connected and iSCSI-connected LUNs.

    In a SAN environment, ASM, LVM, and SAN file systems are supported.

    Note NFS on AIX and filesystem is not supported.
  • Enhanced Journaled File System (JFS2)

    Supports inline logging on SAN filesystems and LVM layout.