dNFS for DBA's

 

Abstract

Direct NFS is an Oracle implementation of the standard NFS protocol inside Oracle Database. Using this native solution Oracle instance is able to better handle IO traffic and bypass a kernel layer of operating system. dNFS is commonly used for Exadata backups into ZFS Appliance and for Oracle databases using a NFS based solutions (like NetApp or Delphix ).

The goal of this presentation is a show DBA’s what is a Direct NFS, how to configure, use and monitor it. Proper configuration and monitoring are important to achieve a maximum performance and easy problem diagnostic. There will be examples of configuration with and without direct NFS.

NFS protocol is based on the TCP/IP protocol and this presentation will also show a recommended configuration of the TCP stack and explain how network should be monitored.