22 November 2013

Oracle Direct NFS (and Linux Routing) ... for Dummies!

When I started my current role a few months ago, I was very interested to learn that direction had been set to migrate away from ASM and onto NFS storage that had some read flash cache in front of it. I'm not the world's biggest fan of ASM and the Grid Infrastructure management overhead that it requires, but once it's up and running it has been fairly solid for me. However I do like to have direct access to the files (although that can be dangerous as well), and so I was excited to see how this would go.

However, the configuration was not quite as straight-forward as we had assumed. In this post I'd like to walk though the points where we went off course and fill in some of the gaps that I couldn't find in the documentation or other blog posts.