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Installing and Configuring an Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4 Environment

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Updated: September 2019
 
 

How to Create an Oracle ACFS File System

Use this procedure to create an Oracle ACFS file system. Perform all steps from the one node of the global cluster.

Before You Begin

  • Ensure that the resource framework groups are configured. See How to Register and Configure the Framework Resource Groups.

  • Observe the following guidelines and restrictions for configuring an Oracle ACFS file system in an Oracle Solaris Cluster configuration.

    • Ensure that a minimum of Oracle ASM version 11g version 2 is installed.

    • An Oracle ACFS file system is supported in a global cluster and a zone cluster, but not in individual non-global zones.

    • An Oracle ACFS file system must be managed by an Oracle Clusterware resource.

  1. Create an Oracle ACFS file system.

    Follow procedures in Creating an Oracle ACFS File System in Oracle Automatic Storage Management Administrator's Guide.

    Observe the following special instructions:

    • Do not register the Oracle ACFS file-system mount point with the Oracle ACFS registry, if you will use the file system as a general purpose file system. Only register the mount point with the Oracle ACFS registry if the file system will be used as the database home.

    • Configure the Oracle ACFS file system only in the global zone. To use the file system in a zone cluster, you direct mount the file system in the zone cluster.

    • Configure the Oracle ACFS resource on the same nodes on which you configure the clustered Oracle ASM disk-group proxy resource for the Oracle ASM disk group that contains the Oracle ACFS volume.

  2. Create a mount point for the Oracle ACFS file system.

    Note -  For a zone cluster, create the mount point under the zone root path:
    # mkdir -p /zonepath/root/path-to-filesystem

  3. For a zone cluster, ensure that the zone cluster is online.
    # clzonecluster status zonecluster
  4. Start and mount the Oracle ACFS file system.
    # /Grid_home/bin/srvctl add filesystem -d /dev/asm/volume-dev-path
    # /Grid_home/bin/srvctl start filesystem -d /dev/asm/volume-dev-path
  5. For a zone cluster, add the file system to the zone cluster.

    Perform these steps from the global zone of one node.

    1. Add the Oracle ACFS file system to the zone cluster.
      # clzonecluster configure zonecluster
      clzc:zonecluster> add fs
      clzc:zonecluster:fs> set dir=mountpoint
      clzc:zonecluster:fs> set special=/dev/asm/volume-dev-path
      clzc:zonecluster:fs> set type=acfs
      clzc:zonecluster:fs> end
      clzc:zonecluster> exit
    2. Verify that the Oracle ACFS file system is added to the zone cluster.
      # clzonecluster show zonecluster
      …
      Resource Name:                fs
      dir:                          mountpoint
      special                       volume
      raw:
      type:                         acfs
      options:                      []
      cluster-control:              true
      …

Next Steps

If you are using Solaris Volume Manager for Sun Cluster, go to How to Register and Configure the Scalable Device-Group Resource Group.

Otherwise, go to How to Register and Configure the Oracle ASM Resource Group.