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Oracle10g Grid Computing with RAC
Chapter 5 - Preparing Shared Storage

PSFS File System

The Oracle Disk Manager (ODM). ODM is an API specification for I/O designed by Oracle. PolyServe's ODM offering, MxODM, is a plug-in module for PolyServe's cluster file system. MxODM comes bundled with either the Oracle RAC Option or Oracle Option for Matrix Server.

  • Device Naming and Utilities - Cluster-wide device naming and file system utilities simplify administration and maintenance of the cluster. MxS provides a pseudo device layer that ensures consistent device naming across the cluster, and provides various tools for file system maintenance, including fsck, file system suspend, and resume and file system growth.

  • PSFS also supports context dependant symbolic links that allow administrators to configure node-specific files.

  • MxS supports all Oracle data files, logs, and further supports advanced Oracle9i functionality, including external tables, export/import from text files, and archived redo log compression.

  • MxS also supports a shared Oracle Home, which simplifies installation, configuration, and maintenance.

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle 10g Grid & Real Application Clusters
Oracle 10g Grid Computing with RAC
ISBN 0-9744355-4-6

by Mike Ault, Madhu Tumma


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