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How do Oracle ASM volumes do failover and load-balancing without PVLinks?

StuartA46
Frequent Advisor

How do Oracle ASM volumes do failover and load-balancing without PVLinks?

All:

 

We run HP-UX 11.23 with PVLinks.  Since Oracle ASM volumes don't use LVM or PVLinks, how do they failover and load-balance?

 

    Stuart

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Gordon Crone
Frequent Advisor

Re: How do Oracle ASM volumes do failover and load-balancing without PVLinks?

Our 11.23 servers used HP's autopath/securepath for multipathing/failover of oracle ASM disks. In 11.31 the multipath functionality is built into the hpux mass storage stack, and works for the ASM disks. 

StuartA46
Frequent Advisor

Re: How do Oracle ASM volumes do failover and load-balancing without PVLinks?

What is 11.23 "autopath/securepath"?  I've never heard of it (I'm a Storage guy)?

 

  Stuart

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How do Oracle ASM volumes do failover and load-balancing without PVLinks?

"autopath/securepath" was the multipath solution for hp-ux 11.11 and 11.23.

With this software it was also possible to use active/passive disk arrays with hp-ux.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Gordon Crone
Frequent Advisor

Re: How do Oracle ASM volumes do failover and load-balancing without PVLinks?

As Torsten stated. It is/was a sperately licensed product from HP. For their active-active arrays (eg XP storage), it was called autopath. For their active-passive arrays (earlier EVAs??) it was called securepath. Other storage vendors, such as EMC had a similar product for their arrays.

StuartA46
Frequent Advisor

Re: How do Oracle ASM volumes do failover and load-balancing without PVLinks?

Gordon:

 

Can I use "autopath/securepath" with HP 3PAR Storage?  Will it coexist with EMC PowerPath on same server?

 

    Stuart