To simplify the maintenance of your Oracle Database installation, you can install the Oracle Database binary files and configuration files on a shared file system. The following shared file systems are supported:
The Sun QFS shared file system
The PxFS-based cluster file system
The Oracle ACFS file system
A file system on a qualified NAS device
If you are installing the Oracle Database binary files and Oracle configuration files on a shared file system, specify the absolute paths to the file system when the Oracle Database installation tool requests this information. Do not use a symbolic link whose target is the shared file system.
To install Oracle Database binary files and configuration files on a local file system, follow the usual procedures as described in your Oracle Database documentation.