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Oracle VM: Oracle VM and External Storage Systems (Doc ID 558041.1)

Last updated on APRIL 21, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 to 2.2 [Release OVM21 to OVM22]
Linux x86
***Checked for relevance on 23-Oct-2011***



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This document presents an collection of external storage system related information to be used with Oracle VM configurations. For information on Oracle VM please see http://www.oracle.com/virtualization.

Note that the list provided might be incomplete or not up to date. Please refer to provided links for detailed information.

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HP storage array systems

For certified and supported HP storage array systems with Oracle VM, please refer to certification and support matrix.

Emulex

Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel HBAs are fully supported with Oracle's new virtualization software, Oracle VM. See related press release.

NetApp

Unlike other virtualization solutions, Oracle VM uses native Linux device drivers so you never have to wait
for the latest hardware to be supported by your virtualization solution. See related technical brief.

QLogic

QLogic's industry leading SANblade Fibre Channel HBA solutions, powered by hardware-assisted virtualization technologies, ship with Oracle VM and provide optimized performance and scalability as expected by enterprise customers,

A series of QLogic drivers are part of the mainstream Linux kernel and thus fully supported for Oracle VM. See also the related open source project page.

For Qlogic 2460 see <Document 757012.1>

NFS

NFS is supported as described in "Oracle� VM Server User's Guide". See Oracle VM documentation via Virtualization Technology Center

OCFS2

OCFS2 is supported as described in "Oracle� VM Server User's Guide". See Oracle VM documentation via Virtualization Technology Center

See also OCFS2 Project page.

Pillar Data Systems

The Pillar AxiomTM is  a storage solution for such a low-cost virtualized Oracle environment. Pillar mirrors the benefits of server virtualization by offering SAN/NAS, iSCSI/Fibre channel access, and SATA drives/Fibre channel drives within the same enclosure. See also http://www.pillardata.com/

Device Mapper Multipathing

Linux device-mapper multipathing is available and fully supported for Oracle VM servers. See Oracle VM wiki page for details.

iSCSI

iSCSI is fully supported via Oracle VM bundled packages as described in "Oracle� VM Server User's Guide". See Oracle VM documentation via Virtualization Technology Center

See also http://linux-iscsi.sourceforge.net/

IBM SDD

To check for the latest information:

  1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/software/sdd/
  2. Click "Support Matrix for Subsystem Device Driver"
  3. Check sections:
    • Support Matrix for Linux SDD
    • Support Matrix for Linux DM-Multipath

@OracleVM uses the same multipathing codes as RHEL, so SDD is fine with OracleVM

DM-MPIO

OracleVM includes the DM-MPIO (device mapper multipath I/O) technology which has been developed closely with outstanding storage vendors. DM-MPIO provides some features as below:

Oracle Validated Configurations

There are various configurations which had been validated by Oracle / partners and customers are listed dynamically at Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). For specific external storage (HP, EMC, NEC, Sun, Compellent, Dell, NetApp, Inspur, Pillar and more) configurations with Oracle VM please:

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 HP storage array systems
 Emulex
 NetApp
 QLogic
 NFS
 OCFS2
 Pillar Data Systems
 Device Mapper Multipathing
 iSCSI
 
 IBM SDD
 DM-MPIO
 Oracle Validated Configurations
 Recommendations / Tips
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