“I Still Want My Fibre Channel.” Thus Sayeth Manly Man!

Just a quick alert that one of my installments in the “Manly Man” series has just come alive once again through its comment thread. I find it interesting that 20 months after I wrote that it still gets read quite frequently-a proximately 150 times per month following the first month after the original posting-as per the WordPress analytics on the post. But the visit rate on the post isn’t what I’m blogging about.

Let’s face it, that post-and the majority of the Manly Man series-are basically an indictment against the storage presentation weaknesses specific to Oracle Real Application Clusters in an FC SAN environment. During that timeframe a lot had transpired that makes me feel a bit prescient on the matter. Consider:

  1. Oracle released Direct NFS in Oracle Database 11g:
    1. Manly Men Only Deploy Oracle with Fibre Channel – Part VI. Introducing Oracle11g Direct NFS!
  2. SCSI RDMA (SRP) became a viable option:
    1. Oracle on Opteron with Linux-The NUMA Angle (Part III). Introducing The Silly Little Benchmark.
    2. HP’s Optimized Warehouse (Blades) Reference Platform ( http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/oow/index.html )
  3. Switched Serial Attached SCSI became increasingly more popular

…and, of course Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the HP Oracle Database Machine!

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