Powered by r Path Linux, Openfiler is a free browser-based network storage management utility that delivers file-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) and block-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) in a single framework.
Openfiler supports CIFS, NFS, HTTP/DAV, FTP, however, we will only be making use of its i SCSI capabilities to implement an inexpensive SAN for the network storage to be used for Oracle database files.
And I had actually given up on it and moved to Free NAS.
Even when I wrote Network Attached Storage (NAS) distributions just last week, Openfiler was not even on the list.
The system will consist of a two node cluster, both running Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) Release 5 Update 4 for x86_64, Oracle RAC 11).
Although this article should work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux (available for free) will provide the same if not better stability and will already include the ASMLib software packages (with the exception of the ASMLib userspace libraries which is a separate download).
There's no better way to understand its benefits—including fault tolerance, security, load balancing, and scalability—than to experience them directly.
The Open-i SCSI Initiator software is included in the package which can be found on CD #1.If you are looking for a nice easy NAS/SAN appliance, this is not the page you should be reading.Openfiler has an ABYSMAL support forum, they want you to pay for every piece of support, including the Administration Guide. Using the , I created two (2) separate logical volumes on one (1) RAID array.Openfiler, a Linux distribution designed for building Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems, is being ported to Cent OS, a distribution which itself is derived from Red Hat Linux.That means when the port is completed, Openfiler will be using the package management system.