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Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle.
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Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle combines the strengths of the core Veritas
technology products with database-specific enhancements to offer unrivaled
performance, availability, and manageability for Oracle database servers.
Veritas offers two Storage Foundation products:
Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle Standard Edition
Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle Enterprise Edition
The Enterprise Edition contains everything in the Standard
Edition plus Database Dynamic Strage Tiering, Storage Mapping,
Database FlashSnap, Storage Checkpoints, and Storage Rollback.
For more information about these features, see the
Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle Administrator's Guide.
Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle includes the following components:
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM)
A disk management subsystem that supports disk striping, disk mirroring, and
simplified disk management for improved data availability and superior
Veritas Database Dynamic Storage Tiering
DBDST (Database Dynamic Storage Tiering), a feature of the Enterprise Edition,
lets DBAs deploy all or part your database with tier storage. This feature
is based on VxFS Multi-Volume File System and QoSS (Quality of Storage
Service) support. With the DBDST support, DBAs can put data with different
type of importance for any given time to the appropriate storage. DBDST
feature supports the movement of data that is totally transparent to
applications. The file pathnames remain the same to the applications.
DBAs can deploy DBDST feature with either GUI or the command line interface.
Veritas Database FlashSnap
Database FlashSnap, a feature of the Enterprise Edition, lets you create,
resynchronize, and reverse resynchronize volume snapshots for databases.
The snapshots can be used on a second host. Also, database administrators
can perform these tasks without root privileges. Database FlashSnap
tasks may be performed through the GUI or the
command line interface.
Veritas Storage Mapping
Storage Mapping, a feature of the Enterprise Edition, lets you take full
advantage of Oracle storage mapping to map datafiles to physical devices
and display storage object I/O statistics. Both storage object I/O
statistics and the storage structure are displayed in the Veritas Storage
Foundation for Oracle GUI. Oracle's file mapping (I/O topology) feature is available
beginning with Oracle9i Release 2.
Veritas File System (VxFS)
A high-performance, fast-recovery file system that is optimized for business-critical
database applications and data-intensive workloads. VxFS offers online
administration, letting you perform most frequently scheduled maintenance tasks
(including online backup, resizing, and file system changes) without interrupting data
or system availability. VxFS also provides support for large file systems
(up to 8 exabytes). The actual size limitation may vary based on platform OS
Veritas File System offers performance-enhancing features that are of particular
interest in a database environment:
Veritas Quick I/O is a VxFS feature that improves the
throughput for Oracle databases built on Veritas file systems. Quick I/O
delivers raw device performance to databases run on VxFS, providing the
administrative advantages of using file systems without the performance
Veritas Cached Quick I/O further enhances database performance by
leveraging large system memory to selectively buffer the frequently accessed
Veritas (MVS) Multi-Volume Support is a feature that allows a file system
with more than one component volumes. MVS feature supports a rich set of
commands and APIs to allow applications to define/enforce policies on which
component volumes their data would like reside. MVS is the building block
of Storage Foundation for Oracle's DBDST feature.
A feature of the Enterprise Edition, VxFS Storage Checkpoint technology lets you create a point-in-time image
database. Storage Checkpoints are now treated like any other VxFS file system
and can be created, mounted, unmounted, and removed with VxFS and Veritas
Storage Foundation for Oracle administrative utilities.
Veritas Extension for Oracle Disk Manager
Veritas Extension for Oracle Disk Manager is a custom storage interface defined by
Oracle specifically for Oracle9i or later. Oracle Disk Manager allows Oracle to improve
performance and manageability system bandwidth through an improved Application
Programming Interface (API) that contains advanced kernel support for file I/O.
Veritas Enterprise Administrator
Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) is the infrastructure that allows you to access Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle,
Veritas Volume Manager, and Veritas File System information and features
through the GUI. You can also use the command line interface
to perform these tasks.
Veritas Cluster Server (optional)
An optional High Availability (HA) version of Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle,
which includes Veritas Cluster Server, is available for customers who have high
Veritas Storage Foundation Release Notes
Veritas Storage Foundation Installation Guide
Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle Administrator's Guide
Veritas Array Integration Layer Configuration Guide
Veritas File System System Administrator's Guide
Veritas Volume Manager Administrator's Guide
Veritas Enterprise Administrator Getting Started
Veritas Volume Manager Intelligent Storage Provisioning
Veritas FlashSnap Point-In-Time Copy Solutions Administrator's Guide
Veritas Storage Foundation Cross-platform Data Sharing Administrator's Guide
Veritas Volume Manager Hardware Notes
Veritas Volume Manager Troubleshooting Guide
Last updated: 10 Apr 2006
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