SOLARIS : ASMFD : How to Migrate ASM Diskgroups from Raw Device to ASMFD (ASM Filter Driver) on Oracle Grid Infrastructure (RAC)
Last updated on MAY 22, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
What is Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) ?
- Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) is a kernel module that resides in the I/O path of the Oracle ASM disks. Oracle ASM uses the filter driver to validate write I/O requests to Oracle ASM disks.
- The Oracle ASMFD simplifies the configuration and management of disk devices by eliminating the need to rebind disk devices used with Oracle ASM each time the system is restarted.
- The Oracle ASM Filter Driver rejects any I/O requests that are invalid. This action eliminates accidental overwrites of Oracle ASM disks that would cause corruption in the disks and files within the disk group. For example, the Oracle ASM Filter Driver filters out all non-Oracle I/Os which could cause accidental overwrites.
Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) is installed with an Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation. If your existing diskgroup doesn't use ASMFD, then ASM diskgroup disks need to be labeled and migrated to ASMFD (ASM Filter Driver).
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