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Grid Infrastructure 12.2 New Feature: Clusterware Files Must Be Stored in ASM (Doc ID 2201844.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2 BETA1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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Beginning with Oracle Grid Infrastructure version 12.2, all Oracle Clusterware files (Oracle Cluster Registry (OCR) and Voting Disks (VD)) *MUST* be stored in ASM.

Reference:  http://docs.oracle.com/database/122/CWLIN/supported-storage-options-for-oracle-grid-infrastructure.htm#CWLIN-GUID-1022FFAD-7441-44BB-807D-C87B2DBCD015

 

7.1 Supported Storage Options for Oracle Grid Infrastructure

 

Storage Options OCR and Voting Files

Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM)

Note: Loopback devices are not supported for use with Oracle ASM

YES
Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS) NO
Local file system NO
OCFS2 NO

Network file system (NFS) on a certified network-attached storage (NAS) filer

Note: Direct NFS Client does not support Oracle Clusterware files

NO
Direct-attached storage (DAS) NO
Shared disk partitions (block devices or raw devices) NO

 

 

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