By Steve Tunstall on Feb 12, 2013
A few weeks ago, Oracle announced the Oracle database SnapManager software for ZFSSA.
It is a license just like the Clone or the Replication license. It's just a one-time, yes-or-no, on-or-off license per controller. Better yet, you can go ahead and get the software and try it out for free for 30 days. Go check it out with the link below.
The Snap Management Utility combines the underlying snapshot, clone, and rollback capabilities of the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance with standard host-side processing so all operations are consistent.
Downloading the Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database Software
A. Customers who purchased the license need to download the software from eDelivery (see
B. Customers who wish to evaluate for 30-days prior to purchase may download from the same
site. The license allows a 30-day evaluation period. Follow instructions below.
Instructions to download software:
1. Go to eDelivery link: https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/Search/handle_go
3. Accept Terms and Restrictions
4. In the “Media Pack Search” window:
a. Under Product Pack, select “Sun Products”
b. Under Platform, select “Generic”
c. Click “Go”
5. From the results, select the “Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database”
6. There are two files for download:
a. The “Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database, Client v 1.1.0” is required
b. The “Sun ZFS Storage Software 2011.1.5.0” is the latest version of the ZFS Storage
Appliance SW provided for customers who need to upgrade their software.
UPDATE-7-27-13- Just found out that if you buy the SMU license, you do NOT need to buy the clone license. The cloning is included in SMU, so that's cool.